Tactical Synergy is Proud to Present Captain Kurt Frisz of the St Louis Missouri Police Department
On August 9th, 2014 - Unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Missouri police office. This started 17 days of riots which were broad cast around the world. For the first time Capt Kurt Frisz will debrief the incident. Captain Frisz was present during the riot and part of the Command structure. Captain Frisz will debrief some of the following topics...

Captain Kurt Frisz has been with the St. Louis County (MO) Police Department for 29 years. He served over 17 years to the departments Tactical Operations Unit, 7 years as the units’ commander. During this time, he has commanded over 100 hostage/barricade situations, and has been involved in numerous civil unrest situations.

Synopsis

On August 9th, 2014 - Unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Missouri police office. This started 17 days of riots which were broad cast around the world. For the first time Capt Kurt Frisz will debrief the incident. Captain Frisz was present during the riot and part of the Command structure. Captain Frisz will debrief some of the following topics:

  • The facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown
  • The use of riot squads
  • The use of SWAT
  • Leadership issues
  • Media placing officers and citizens in danger
  • Politics, including the involvement of the Whitehouse
  • The perceived militarization of policing in North America

Who Should Attend

Swat; Riot control units; Commanders; Law enforcement administrators; Law enforcement trainers; Use of force evaluators; K-9, anyone interested in officer safety and enhancing their knowledge.

Registration
Date:Monday November 17, 2014 - 1000 hours - 1600 hours
Location:Venue is TBA; Location Abbotsford, BC
Cost:$100 prior to November 1st, 2014; $135 after November 1st, 2014
To Register:Contact Matt Sekela 604-845-7928 or E mail matt@tacticalsynergy.ca
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Sgt Kevin Barret to Speak in Abbotsford
Officer involved shooting debrief.

Tactical Synergy is proud to announce Sgt Kevin Barrett, the President and Founder of the International Tactical Officers Association

Tactical Synergy is proud to announce Sgt Kevin Barrett, the President and Founder of the International Tactical Officers Association, will be in Abbotsford on June 18th, 2012 to speak on the following:

For US Law Enforcement, 2011 was very disturbing due to an increasing trend of officer involved shootings and officer deaths. This presentation will debrief one of those deaths. A police officer employed by a larger than average US police department was killed in action while assisting the U.S. Marshal’s Service on a felony arrest warrant at the suspects home. This officer’s partner, a K9, was seriously wounded during the incident but survived. The suspect also died. This officer was a K9 handler and a SWAT Sniper. This incident debrief will attempt to put into prospective what really happened prior to, during and after this fatal incident. The call to a service, the raid planning, the inner workings of the scene and the tactical response, command and control and crime scene issues will be discussed. The offender’s criminal history, a timeline of events along with on scene photos and radio traffic will be presented. The outcome will be a discussion on lessons learned and what steps could be taken to prevent this type of incident happening again.

Location: 32470 Haida Drive , Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5A6
Date: June 18th,2012
Time: 0800-1600 hours
Cost: $60.00 including HST
Seating will be limited so please try and register early

To register contact Matt Sekela at 604-226-6288 or at mrsekela@shaw.ca

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Here's what some of our course participants had to say...


"Extremely valuable as it's necessary knowledge for a police officer in high-risk entry situations".

"The instructor exceeded my expectations as they challenged my own skill set and strived to make it better and more proficient".

"Awesome, fun, informative learning environment".

"Excellent instructors. Knowledgable and interesting".

"Very valuable. Every police officer should have the opportunity to take this course".

In 1993 Matt Sekela started a reality based training company called S&B Warrant Execution Inc. This company was started as Matt observed the need to supply law enforcement members in the Abbotsford area with additional tactical skills to better equip them to handle the day to day law enforcement duties. This training quickly grew and Tactical Synergy became the training portion of S&B Warrant Execution Inc. Matt has trained with hundreds of SWAT and military personnel over the years and today Tactical Synergy provides the latest and most relevant training programs not only locally but in several places around the globe.

Lead Instructor, Matt Sekela

Matt Sekela is a 28 year veteran of law enforcement with 18 years of Emergency Response Team experience. Matt started his ERT career working for the Windsor Police ERT before moving to the Abbotsford Police Department in 1995. In 1996 Matt joined the APD ERT and became the Team Leader in 1997 and is currently a full time ERT operator for the APD ERT. Matt has experienced several hundreds of tactical operations over the years of every variety. He is currently a highly sought after trainer and lecturer, both locally and internationally. Matt holds numerous instructor certifications and has developed course training standards for many law enforcement agencies on a variety of tactics.

The International Tactical Officers Training Association is Proud to Present: Captain Kurt Frisz of the St Louis County Police Dpeartment

On August 9th, 2014 - Unarmed 18 year old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson Missouri police office. This started 17 days of riots which were broad cast around the world. For the first time Capt Kurt Frisz will debrief the incident. Captain Frisz was present during the riot and part of the Command structure. Captain Frisz will debrief some of the following topics:

  • The facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown
  • The use of riot squads
  • The use of SWAT
  • Leadership issues
  • Media placing officers and citizens in danger
  • Politics, including the involvement of the Whitehouse
  • The perceived militarization of policing in North America
  • The decision making process used in the command structure
  • Lessons learned
  • Things that went well and things that need to be addressed

More Details and Registration

Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson is a 14 year veteran of Law Enforcement and has 10 years of tactical experience, from 1999 to present. Chris is currently a senior team member of a multi-jurisdiction Emergency Response Team (SWAT) and a patrol division Sergeant in his home department. Chris’ career has primarily been patrol and ERT based, however other past assignments include temporary secondments to Special Projects Team, Criminal Investigation Section, Traffic Section and Bicycle Patrol. He is a designated and certified Recruit Field Trainer in his department.

Chris has a significant history in tactical operations and has participated in numerous investigations involving high-risk warrant services, high-risk arrests, barricaded subject incidents, hostage rescue, witness protection details and marijuana grow-operation enforcement. He is certified by the Justice Institute of British Columbia as a Pistol Instructor, by the National Tactical Officers Association as an Active Shooter Instructor and by the Armiger Institute as a Reality-Based Training instructor. Chris regularly instructs (in both Canada and the U.S.) in the areas of warrant service, active shooter/rapid deployment, containment tactics, building/room search tactics and high-risk arrests and vehicle takedowns.

Michael J. SEKELA, O.O.M., M.A.

Michael Sekela recently joined the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) after almost 33 years with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Presently, Michael oversees all serious injury and death as well as serious and sensitive investigations involving all police officers in the Province of Alberta. Prior to his present position he spent over three decades with the RCMP. Over the first two decades of his police service Chief Superintendent Michael J. Sekela, O.O.M., M.A. was involved in uniform detachment duties, plainclothes investigational roles, and with the serious crimes and homicide units. He also was involved with security duties at 1988 Olympics, Universiade Games, the Papal visit and the Summit of America’s in Quebec City. Since being Commissioned in 2001 he was the Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Joint Intelligence Group of the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, the Division Intelligence Officer, and the Team Commander of the High Risk Missing Persons Project, the OIC of Project KARE, the OIC of the Serious Crimes Branch, the Deputy Chief Operating Officer for the Integrated Security Unit for the 2010 Winter Olympic/Paralympic games, the Criminal Operations Officer for the RCMP in the Province of Manitoba and he retired as the District Commander in the Southeast District of British Columbia for the RCMP.