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The year’s best and most comprehensive destination for tactical equipment, training and networking opportunities is the SHOT Show. Law enforcement, SWAT team leaders, armed forces, private security and other special operations and tactical professionals get a powerful opportunity to connect with each other, meet with leading manufacturers and suppliers, and discuss technical issues with product experts.

The SHOT Show is a must-attend event for any professional involved in purchasing/acquisition, product development, and training roles for their municipality or agency.

Exclusive

Law Enforcement Education Program

In partnership with   Law Officer

The National Shooting Sports Foundation partners with Law Officer Magazine to present a free education program dedicated for law enforcement at the SHOT Show. Learn from national experts on the latest tactical operations, strategy and resources to enhance safety among your team. With sessions every day, it’s easy to make the most of your trip. FREE to all law enforcement registered attendees. Requires registration for sessions. 2015 LEEP Course Schedule coming soon.

Course Information

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer
Don Alwes
Sponsored by NTOA

Active Shooter Events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies.  This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response.  The NTOA’s Advanced Response Patrol Officer program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront & neutralize the threat and save lives.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Persons
Thor Eells
Don Kester
Sponsored by NTOA

This seminar will address the challenges law enforcement faces when responding to check the welfare and suicidal person calls. Attention will be placed on historical basis for law enforcement intervention, legal versus ethical duty, and current case law developments. Specific cases will be presented to help facilitate discussion and provide emphasis on the dilemmas that are now presenting themselves to public safety personnel.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Immediately Deployable White Light Is Critical for Law Enforcement
Luis Araujo
Kevin Skehan
Sponsored by Surefire

This in-depth seminar will feature a hands-on tactical presentation as well as a legal overview of why overwhelming white light—that is immediately deployable—is critical to successful modern-day police work. The presenters, experienced LEOs, are experts on both fronts. They will demonstrate how professional-grade white-light illumination tools should be immediately deployed and intuitively activated in high-stress situations, where motor skills and vision is degraded. Whether attached to one’s pistol, carbine, shotgun, wrist, or specifically designed for pairing with a firearm, these illumination tools must be optimized for police work and therefore instantly deployable for proper threat assessment. Ensuring the safety and well being of officers and the public are, of course, primary to this presentation, but presenters will also discuss the tremendous financial liability for agencies and individual officers not employing such gear—with formal and proper training. All attendees will come to understand what type of illumination is crucial and why!

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Future of Range Design: The Impact of Technology and Training Requirements
Timothy J. Holley
Edward M. Santos
Sponsored by Meggitt

Technology may be simplifying our lives, but how is it changing the way law enforcement officers operate and train for real-world scenarios? This session will explore currently available range solutions as well as exciting, upcoming products and services. Tim Holley, Meggitt Training Systems, and Ed Santos, Center Target Sports, will discuss the future of range design and the possibilities within these “new” training environments. From curriculum to funding, the session will highlight best practices, cost savings and benefits, and the real-world application of tomorrow’s training technologies.

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Networking Lunch

Network exclusively with other law enforcement agencies and the editors of Law Officer Magazine! You’ll enjoy the award-winning flavors of a Venetian Hotel buffet lunch while discussing challenges and solutions with fellow law enforcement professionals. Get feedback from others on the thousands of products in the exhibit hall, and make sure you leave with all of the best industry information. (Registration required, tickets $35.)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

8:15 AM – 10:15 AM
SWAT: Lessons Learned from Critical Incidents
Thor Eells
Don Kester
Sponsored by NTOA

This course will facilitate discussion regarding lessons learned from critical incidents involving Special Weapons and Tactics Teams throughout the United States. Topics covered will include command and control strategies, leadership methodologies, training and critical incident preparation, legal concerns, tactical decision-making, and priority of life issues.   Current industry responses and trends as a result of critical incidents will be included.

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Officer Survival in 2015 and Counter Ambush Tactics
Ron McCarthy
Sponsored by Safariland

Law enforcement officers are being murdered in pre-planned and sophisticated ambushes in alarmingly high numbers, now and during the past ten years. The political unrest and dissatisfaction with government has put uniformed police officers in the crosshairs. Ron McCarthy will discuss ambush recognition and counter-ambush tactics that can increase officer survival and reduce unnecessary paranoia. You won’t want to miss this session, this is critical information you can take back to your personnel.


Law Enforcement Networking Events

Join other law enforcement attendees, LEEP speakers and manufacturers during special networking events designed to give you time to build connections, ask questions and gain a better perspective on the current industry:

Law Enforcement and Armed Forces Meet & Greet

Monday, January 19, 2015, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
AquaKnox Restaurant in The Venetian Hotel
FREE for any law enforcement or armed forces attendees and exhibitors
Complimentary
hors d’oeuvres. Drinks available for purchase.

Kickoff the 2015 SHOT Show with other law enforcement, armed forces, homeland security and private security professionals. This is your chance to network and establish business connections in a casual setting over drinks and light hors d’oeuvres. It is also a great opportunity to hear about the must-see exhibits and the latest industry news from other attendees.

Law Enforcement Education Program Networking Lunch

Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Tickets: $35
Registration Required

Network exclusively with other law enforcement agencies and the editors of Law Officer Magazine! You’ll enjoy the award-winning flavors of a Venetian Hotel buffet lunch while discussing challenges and solutions with fellow law enforcement professionals. Get feedback from others on the thousands of products in the exhibit hall, and make sure you leave with all of the best industry information.


2015 SHOT Show Exhibitors

Preview more than 490 companies featuring products and services specifically for law enforcement, SWAT, Armed Forces, Homeland Security and private security agencies. Click here for a list of 2015 dedicated law enforcement exhibits and products.

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