Breakout Sessions

Force on Force – Scenario Training

This training provides officers the ability to respond to high stress, short duration critical incidents where they are faced with an unanticipated, deadly threat at close range. Officers will face multiple high stress scenarios while applying skills they brought with them from the square range using FOF. Officers will be facing suspects and apply their training in both shoot and no shoot situations. All students will be required to follow all rules and safety protocol of the Fort Worth Police Department Tactical Village SOP.

** Each student must be a sworn law-enforcement or federal agent

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Officer Survival Training/Defensive Tactics – Gloria Marcott and special guest instructor Julie Werhnyak

Promotion Prep – TCOLE Commissioner Pat Sheckel Hollingsworth

This course is designed to develop strategies for promotion and selection. Discussion will include types of assessment center processes and parameters evaluated and practical exercises for interview skills development.

TCOLE Commissioner Pat Sheckel Hollingsworth
TCOLE Commissioner Pat Sheckel Hollingsworth
Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos
Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos

Patrol Response to Tactical Situations – Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos

This course is will cover responses for officers, regardless of rank, that are often first on scene to an incident that may become dependent on other resources; SWAT, SRT, Hostage Negotiators, etc.  After the  “Four C’s” of patrol response to critical incidents (contain, control, communicate, call SWAT) are in place, what do you do if the subject becomes active before those additional resources arrive? This course will discuss strategies for the responding officer in implementing the Four C’s, and Immediate Action Plans to react to an immediate or imminent threat.

Tactical Emergency Medical Training – Officer Brandi Kamper

This Tactical Lifesaver course is designed for Police Officers and focuses on what to do for yourself or another officer in the case of a medical emergency. We focus on the basics of care under fire, and treating officers in an officer down situation.

Officer Brandi Kamper
Officer Brandi Kamper
Jaime Malone
Jaime Malone

Pistol – Basic Fundamental Skills – Jaime Malone

This is a slower passed course designed to place emphasis on the basic shooting skills and developing tactical applications for those skills.  The class focuses on the Fundamentals of Marksmanship and the principles to achieve accurate shot placement, through the proper draw of the weapon, stance & grip, sight alignment, sight picture, trigger control and knowing when to use the fundamentals to achieve your goal.

Overview:

  • Fundamentals of Marksmanship
  • Pistol Marksmanship Principles
  • Grip and Stance
  • Pistol Presentation (Ready Position & Secured Holster)
  • Movement/Cover –Concealment
  • Reloading

Student Required Equipment: Duty Belt containing at least Duty Handgun and holster, 3 magazines, mag pouch, wrap around ballistic eye protection, ear protection, brimmed style cap, 300 rounds of ammunition (No reloaded ammunition). Optional: Patrol Gloves.

Intermediate Pistol – Gun Fighting Skills – Jaime Malone

This fast paced course is designed to give the officers the skill set to rapidly engage during deadly force encounters. The class focuses on running your handgun at speed in a variety of conditions. The course focuses on advancing your skills to your maximum ability through repetition. As the course progresses you’ll be exposed to the psychology required to draw and successfully hit targets at reactionary speed.

Overview:

  • Skill Assessment
  • Multiple Targets – Static / Moving
  • High Speed Target Engagement Exercises
  • Rapid Deployment
  • First shot hits
  • Shooting and Moving / Moving and Shooting
  • Mind Set

Student Required Equipment: Duty Belt containing at least Duty Handgun and holster, 3 magazines, mag pouch, wrap around ballistic eye protection, ear protection, brimmed style cap, 300 rounds of ammunition (No reloaded ammunition). Optional: Patrol Gloves.

Jaime Malone
Jaime Malone
Jaime Malone
Jaime Malone

Tactical Carbine – Jaime Malone

This fast paced course will be a refresher course for the student to the carbine where the methods of fundamental marksmanship and tactics will combine to allow quick and effective deployment in a tactical situation. The course focuses on advancing your skills to your maximum ability through repetition.

Overview:

  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Multiple Skills drills
  • Tactical/Speed Reloads
  • Position Dexterity
  • Rapid Deployment
  • First shot hits
  • Shooting and Moving / Moving and Shooting
  • Mind Set

Prerequisite: Students must have prior carbine training, good working knowledge of the carbine weapon system and fundamentals as this course will only refresh the basics before quickly moving into the tactical shooting drills. Weapon must be sited in and zeroed to the shooter before attending class.

 Student Required Equipment: AR style carbine w/tactical sling and 3 magazines, Rifle magazine holder or chest rig, wrap around ballistic eye protection, ear protection, brimmed style cap, 300 rounds of ammunition (No reloaded ammunition). Optional: Patrol Gloves.

Intimate Partner Violence Investigations – Detective Kristina Gonzalez

This course is designed for Police Officers and focuses on how to improve your skills regarding Assault, Strangulation and Sexual Assault investigations.  We will cover topics like (but not limited to):

  • Understanding the Power and Control Dynamics involved in Domestic Violence Cases
  • Evidence based prosecution regarding Assault, Strangulation and Sexual Assault calls.
  • Trauma informed Interviews. Am I asking the right things?
  • Cultural Barriers involving Domestic Violence Investigations
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Sgt. Kristi King
Sgt. Kristi King

Advanced DWI Investigations and Tactics – Sgt. Kristi King

This course is designed to address common errors related to DWI investigations, the need for additional testing in regard to drug related DWI’s, and provide additional education when investigating Felony DWI’s.

Health and Wellness in Policing – Officer Dara Young

This course will cover the importance of attaining optimal health and wellness to help you thrive throughout your law enforcement career, not just survive it. We will cover topics like (but not limited to):

  • Effective goal-setting
  • Meal-prepping for success
  • Designing an efficient workout
  • Eating to maximize your daily performance

There is no cookie cutter journey to optimal health and wellness, but there are many tools I can give you to help you find the path that fits your lifestyle.

Officer Dara Young
Officer Dara Young
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The Invisible Bullet: Suicide in the Law Enforcement Community – Lt. Kim Harris

More than twice as many Peace Officer die by suicide than are killed by other means in the line of duty.   80% of people who attempt suicide show signs of their intent. These signs are often hidden – invisible to others. The R.3 method is designed to bring awareness and decrease stigma regarding mental health issues within the law enforcement community. The participant will learn to:

  • Recognize warning signs.
  • Redirect negative behavior.
  • Restore positive direction.

It’s time to end the silence. It’s time to end the stigma of asking for help. It’s time to “roll back up”.

First Line Supervisor – Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos

This course is for women in law enforcement who are first line supervisors or those aspiring to be first line supervisors with a desire to further develop their leadership skills.  Being a good supervisor requires strong leadership, self-confidence, competence, management skills and an understanding of how they influence their subordinates. This class will take a brief look at making the transition to Sergeant and the fundamental principles of leadership and supervision. We will also discuss “lessons learned” and challenges to female leaders.

Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos
Sgt. Rachel DeHoyos
Chief Mac Tristian (Ret.)
Chief Mac Tristian (Ret.)

Servant Leadership: Building Great Teams and Accomplishing the Extraordinary – Chief Mac Tristan (Ret.)

“Policing is one of America’s most noble professions.  As police officers, everything we do, every single day, impacts people’s lives.  And yet, survey after survey indicates that the majority of our employees are NOT fully engaged in their work. 

How can we commit to serving our communities, our customers and each other when we are not engaged?  How do we overcome adversity and still work at being the best version of ourselves everyday? 

The key is building great teams with a great culture of service.  

Policing is as challenging today as it ever has been in our history.  And that is why we are in we need women and men of character and integrity, Servant Leaders committed to making a difference in the lives of others.  Because the nobility of policing, demands the noblest of character. 

This session will cover the key to building great teams, great cultures and overcoming adversity.

Peer Support/CISM Teams in Police Departments – Det. Christina O’Rear

With employee insurance coverage and EAP, Why do departments need peer support/CISM teams? It’s simple. Well-trained peer support/CISM teams fill a niche that therapists and counselors cannot fill. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy or a substitute for psychotherapy but rather a specialized, acute, emergency mental health intervention that follows specific protocols and requires specialized training. This class will discuss the value of Peer Support/CISM Teams, how to start one, training, and other aspects of having a team..

Det. Christina O'Rear
Det. Christina O’Rear
Cynthia Gustafson, Tarrant County ADA
Cynthia Gustafson, Tarrant County ADA

Protective Orders: Violence, Fear, Safety Planning, and Everything that Comes Next – Cynthia Gustafson, Tarrant County ADA