ARPOC 2017 Educational Handouts

We are pleased to share the ARPOC 2017 Training Material online for ease of access and downloading.

BREAKING BAD-Avoiding the Chemical Bullet

Instructors: Craig Hammer

This course is designed to provide the attendee with an overview of some common drug scenarios and the “chemical bullets” encountered. Attendees will better understand some processes, the chemicals and hazards that are capable of producing great bodily harm if not recognized or handled correctly. After completion of this course, the attendee will be better equipped to recognize potential hazardous situations, conduct certain investigations, and testify competently in court proceedings. COURSE TOPICS: Fentanyl / Ice Recovery and Recrystallization Labs / BHO Manufacturing / Current Meth Manufacturing & Other Labs / Meth Manufacturing in Mexico / Grow Op Chemical Hazards.


BulletProof Spirit

Instructor: Capt. Dan Willis

Suicide, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and many more emotional and stress-related problems plague the first-responder community. Hundreds of thousands brave public servants have unwittingly become victims of the professions they once loved. However, the suffering that results from a professional life of sacrifice and service can be prevented and mitigated. As a law-enforcement veteran, police captain Dan Willis has witnessed the damage of emotional trauma and has made it his personal mission to safeguard and enhance the wellness and wholeness of police officers, firefighters, EMTs, ER personnel, and soldiers. Bulletproof Spirit offers field-tested expertise designed to be used by all first responders – and their families – to heal themselves and continue serving with compassion and strength.


First Aid/CPR/AED

Instructors: Robert Drew & Amy-Lee Beebe

This course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims of any age – adults (12 years and older) and pediatric (infants and children up to 12 years of age). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.


Off-Duty Survival

Instructors: Sgt A  Kolombatovic

Even the hardest working officers spend most of their time off-duty, yet most of our departments spend little to no time training us and our families to survive without a vest, radio, patrol rifles and immediate backup. We will discuss communication, weapons, surveillance detection, maintaining your cover as a civilian, tactics with your family, and principles of when to be a witness and when to take action. The fact that more and more officers have become involved in violent encounters with their small children present and an increasing number of brave men and women murdered off-duty let to the creation of this class.


Tactical Casualty Care (TCC)

Instructors: Michael Meoli

This is not a First Aid Class! This is a foundational tactical medical class teaching you how to apply the latest best-practice trauma skills in hostile combat zones for military or law enforcement. All information and skills practice are evidence-based and conform to all guidelines from (CoTCCC), (NAEMT), (C-TECC), (POST) and (EMSA). The course is designed to teach and certify the principles and skills of life-saving care (self-care/buddy-care) in the tactical environment.
Areas of instruction/certification will include traumatic hemorrhage control, treatment of penetrating chest trauma, airway adjuncts and the use of hemostatic dressings. POST-approved inter-operable extraction techniques for Rescue Task Force (RTF) operations during active shooter/violent incidents will also be practiced.
The first 4 hours will be conducted at the hotel and then at noon, students will grab lunch and be bussed to Strategic Operations for “hyper-realisticTM” training (Go to and click on video for sample). Students should be capable of assisting each other in carrying other students their size short distances. Bring a change of clothes in the afternoon as you will be getting (washable) simulated blood on your working uniform/clothing.


Urban Tracking Class

Instructors:Robby Schiller

This career skill is being taught by one of the leaders in this field. Agents from the U.S. Border Patrol will share years of “How to” and shed some light on what to look for. Tracking suspects, lost children and adults will be a task that you will have the basic skills to organize and conduct after attending this class. It will be interactive and will help you better understand the tell-tale signs of tracking and finding people. With an overview of basic sign cutting and tracking techniques followed by an exploration of how these techniques can be applied to an urban setting. It will cover how to detect, analyze, and successfully follow sign. It will also focus on officer safety techniques while sign cutting and tracking.