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

force-on-force
Officer Chris Morgan
Officer Chris Morgan

Suicide by Cop – Averting Tragedy – Officer Chris Morgan

“Suicide by Cop” is a phenomenon that has wide-ranging consequences for all involved. This particular form of attempted suicide is far more likely to result in death or injury for the person involved, but what are the long-range consequences for officers involved in these kinds of incidents? How can we help prevent them? How can we help each other get through them? This session discusses “suicide by cop,” suicide in law enforcement, the psychology behind the trauma involved in taking a life, and strategies to handle both these situations as well as the aftermath.

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
defensive-tactics

Officer Survival Training/Defensive Tactics – Lt. Trish Hoffman (Ret.) and Gloria Marcott

Building Financial Strength in Police Families – Sgt. Nick Daughtery

This class is designed to teach first responders the in’s and out’s of money.  We teach people how to build wealth, give wealth, and live more freely as we cover topics such as:

  • BUDGETING – the path to every dollar budgeting
  • WILLS / LIVING WILLS / LEGACY PLANNING – how to insure your family is prepared if the worst occurs
  • DEBT – how it’s marketed, how it is killing your financial future, and how to effectively pay off your debt and live a debt free life
  • LIFE INSURANCE – secure the right kind of insurance and avoid making insurance mistakes that cost you money
  • PENSION / RETIREMENT Account – plan for retirement and take advantage of the programs available to help you retire a millionaire
  • COMMON PITFALLS that first responders fall into that sidetrack your financial future
Sgt. Nick Daughtery
Sgt. Nick Daughtery
Sgt. Cheryl Johnson (Ret.)
Sgt. Cheryl Johnson (Ret.)

Cold Case – Sgt. Cheryl Johnson (Ret.)

This Cold Case session is designed to provide an overview of how to create a cold case effort that will ensure successfully solving and prosecuting cases.  The session will cover: how to set up the unit and prioritize cases, identifying and overcoming obstacles related to witnesses, using scientific evidence to your advantage and serial offenders.

 

Sexual Assault Investigation – “In the Suspect’s Own Words” – Kim Farbo (TAASA)

Investigating and prosecuting sexual assaults are among the most challenging cases that a detective or prosecutor will conduct in their career. These cases often involve complex issues, such as lack of traditional forensic evidence, intoxicated or impaired victims, memory loss due to alcohol or trauma, and / or victim’s feelings of self-blame, shame and guilt.

Sometimes the best and only evidence comes in the form of, “the suspects own words.” Documenting the suspect’s knowledge of the crime, the true level of the victim’s impairment, lack of consent, or just communicated details of the sexual assault from the suspect themselves, constitutes evidence of the crime. This presentation will give participants the foundation for successfully investigating and prosecuting non-stranger sexual assaults. It will also provide participants with techniques for overcoming the “consent defense” by utilizing pretext communications.

Objectives:

  • Students will define what pretext communications are.
  • Students will understand that pretext communications can be invaluable in overcoming the consent defense and help to determine facts in sexual assault investigations.
  • Students will be able to list the platforms that constitute pretext communications; including phone calls, texts, jail calls, emails and social media.
Kim Farbo (TAASA)
Kim Farbo (TAASA)
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
hostage-negotiator

Hostage/Crisis Negotiations – Special Agent Brenda McAdoo (FBI)

Tactical Pistol – Dorcia Meador (Ret. FWPD)

The purpose of this instruction will enable the student to obtain a basic understanding and working knowledge of basic tactical firearms drills. The student will also be able to define and demonstrate the following: Basic Fundamentals of Firearms, Sight Alignment, Sight Picture, Felt Trigger Pressure and Control, Shooting Positions, Minimum Arch of Movement (“Wobble Area”), Firearms Tactics, Search Position, Shooting on the Move, Cover, Tactical Reloading and Clearing Malfunctions. Tactical range drills.

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

Dorcia Meador (Ret. FWPD)
Dorcia Meador (Ret. FWPD)
Officer Heather Bill
Officer Heather Bill

K9/Bomb Squad Operations – Officer Heather Bill

Attendees will be provided with an overview and demonstration of explosive detection canine operations to include suspicious vs: unattended items, bomb threats, VIP details, and large venue operations.  They will be presented with commercial/homemade explosives, IED and large vehicle bomb recognition.  An overview of blast effects and scene safety will also be covered.

Fentanyl and Other Narcotic Trends – Officer Kenneth Echols

This class will look at recent trends in narcotics including synthetic cannabinoids (kush), marijuana concentrates (liquid THC) bath salts etc. There will also be a discussion on the recent fentanyl rise and the danger of accidental exposure to this drug which can be life threatening to officers.

Officer Kenneth Echols
Officer Kenneth Echols
Jaime Malone
Jaime Malone

Patrol Rifle – 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.

  • Site In
  • Shooting Fundamentals
  • Multiple Skills drills
  • Tactical/Speed Reloads
  • Position Dexterity
  • Distance shooting

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