The European Police-Trainer Conference (EPTK) took place on Wednesday 02.03.2016 and Thursday 03.03.2016 at the Exhibition Center in Nuremberg.

Topics and speakers on Wednesday 02.03.2016

The welcoming speech will be presented by PiD-President Eckhard Niebergall and Werner Süßmann, Leitender Polizeidirektor

Eckhard Niebergall:

  • 40 years with the Hesse State Police (Germany)
  • including 20 years Frankfurt PD
  • Riot control
  • Anti Drug operations
  • Execution of warrants
  • Executive protection
  • For 30 years certified and active firearms instructor (national & international)
  • Chief-Instructor for defensive tactics, CQB, executive protection
  • Co-developer of the INTERACT-DEFENSE-TRAINING
  • Member of the Hessen State Police Academy, Wiesbaden (Germany)

Werner Süßmann:

Since 2011 LPD Süßmann is the actual department superintendent of IV. BPA Nürnberg (riot police)

Dr. Beat P. Kneubuehl: Body armours and their testing

  • Threat- and protection probability
  • Testing ballistic protection
  • Behind armour threat
  • Blunt force against the human body

Speaker:

  • study of mathmatics (1965-1972)
  • responsible for ballistics at the ministry of defence (1974-2006)
  • study of forensic science with graduation diploma (1997-1999)
  • teaching assigment in forensic ballistics at the University of Lausanne (2002-2010)
  • honorary doctorate by the University of Bern
  • foundation of bpk 2014 (ballistics – physics – criminology gmbh)

Dr. René Rieger: The ‘Islamic State’ (IS)

  • Evoulution and Status Quo
  • Current relation IS vs. al-Kaida
  • Attractiveness for fellow travellers

Speaker: Dr. René Rieger is the chairman of the Middle East and International Affairs Research Group (MEIA Research), a Munich-baed research and consulting network specialized on the MENA region. Dr. Rieger is a political consultant, lecturer, and academic author focussing on international relations, security, and transformation processes in the Middle East and Islamism in Europe. A particular focus of his research activities is on Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy.

Dr. Rieger is a recurrent speaker at international conferences and is regularly giving guest lectures at universities and research institutions in Germany and abroad as well as at various institutions of the German armed forces. In the years 2013 and 2014, Dr. Rieger worked on a research project related to Saudi Arabia’s foreign policy, the results of which will be published with the British publishing house Routledge in 2016.

Dr. Rieger studied political science, contemporary history, international law, and Modern Standard Arabic at the University of Munich (Germany) and Dartmouth College (USA). He graduated with a Master’s degree from the University of Munich in 2009 as his year’s valedictorian. In 2013, Dr. Rieger was awarded a PhD degree in Middle East Politics from the University of Exeter (UK). The title of his doctoral dissertation is “The Foreign Policy of the Arab Gulf Monarchies from 1971 to 1990.”

Bernd Pokojewski: Attacks of the ‘Islamic State’ (IS)

  • The IS and its double strategy
  • the tools of terror
  • prognosis for Law Enforcement

Speaker: Bernd Pokojewski was involved in the development of hostage rescue tactics, active shooter combat and anti-terror tactics during his assignment as a Special Forces (SEK) Team Leader and training instructor. Furthermore he was the Commander of a Special Task Force to control street crime in Frankfurt a. M., Germany. Later in his career he served as the Chief of a close protection unit.
To date he continues to serve as a professional writer, speaker and trainer for police matters.

Harald Wilmin: The reality of terrorist activities in Middle East, Africa and France

  • Action reports
  • Lessons learned
  • Operational recommendations

Speaker:

Professional experience:

  • April 2010 to today – European Union – police and security projects- Head of mission and team leader
  • Niger / Niamey – since august 2015 today
  • Chad / N’Djamena – November 2015 at February 2016
  • Tunisia / Tunis – January 2015 at July 2015
  • Emirates / Abu Dhabi-Al Ain – November 2014 today
  • Lebanon / Beirut – April 2010 at December 2014
  • Support: Internal Security Forces training – Counter terrorism – Reform for ISF and security system – Ethic and Human Rights
  • September 1978 to October 2010 – Ministry of Interior France – National Police Direction – Police Major (A13)
  • International police cooperation (Emirates, Iraq, Yemen, Morocco) (2008 – 2009)
  • Rouen / Oissel – Public order and urban violence training center (2003 – 2008)
  • Metz / Continue training for East France – 2001 – 2002
  • Paris / Intelligence and Counterterrorism Direction – 1991 to 2001
  • France-East Region / criminal investigations and public safety forces 1979 – 1990

Ralf Schmidt: Threats by militarily organized small groups and consequences for police training

  • Casuistry of typical terrorist attacks
  • Military style training by islamic terrorist groups
  • Changes in police training to meet the terrorist threat
  • The question of ethical and moral responses

Speaker: Ralf Schmidt

1980 – 1985 Hessen State Police Academy, Anti Riot Police

1985 – 1992 Hessen State Police Frankfurt Police Department (PD) Lieutenant, Patrol officer Centre Precinct “Redlight area”

1992 – 1995 Frankfurt CID, Detective, Member of a special Unit to combat Street crime, Officer in Charge

1995 – 2000 Under Cover Operations Team at State Criminal Department

2000 – 2004 Executive/Event and Close Protection Department

2004 – ongooing Hessen Police Training Center, Firearms Instructor, responsible for the Train the Trainer Programm

PiD Member since 1996. Responsible for the organization of seminars and development of PiD tactics and training

Michael Radner: Technology Developments and their influence on Policing in the 21st Century

  • NLW ( Non lethal weapons)
  • Video and Audio in general
  • The Internet
  • The Cloud

Speaker:

Mr. Radner retired from the Mannheim (Germany) Police Department in 2003, after 21 years of service. He retired at the rank of Sergeant. Assignments including Close Protection for 2 Governors and the Attorney General, Field Training Officer, SWAT Team Operator, SWAT Sergeant, K-9 Sergeant, In-Service Training Supervisor and SWAT Team Leader. Michael is a certified instructor in use of force, chemical agents, firearms, crowd control, entry tactics, K-9 training and tactics, defensive tactics, a variety of less-lethal weapons and holds several black belt’s in martial arts like Aikido; Ju-Jutsu and Ken-Jitsu.

As a Training Sergeant with the Mannheim Police Department, Michael developed several training programs including the defensive tactics program, K-9 tactical training, chemical agents training. He wrote several articles and books on close protection, Ground fighting, Baton use, Tactical handcuffing, K-9 training and TASER training and has trained law enforcement, private security and military in over 30 countries.

Michael is a Senior Master Instructor for TASER International, Master Instructor Defensive Tactics, Batons, Tactical Handcuffing, Groundfighting, Less-Lethal Tactics, Crowd Control and currently serves as committee leader on two German testing committee’s Chamber of Commerce basic security training and LKA basic firearms qualification). He is a member of the ASW working group for private security K-9 certification and vice-president of the German K9 officers association “BDHF e. V.”.

Currently Michael is the owner of Defensive Tactics Academy e. K. – a company that is specialized in public safety training , operational security management and close protection services.

John T. Meyer Jr.: Building Competence through Simulation Training

This program is designed to provide instructors with ideas for conducting integrated use-of-force training programs, utilizing seven levels of simulation.

  • Developing confrontations skills in your students
  • Firearm training safety procedures that ensure safety
  • Integration of all use-of-force options and weapons
  • How to create decision making Scenario Based Instruction (SBI)
  • Debriefing strategies will be developed
  • Use of Marking Cartridges, Protective Equipment and Video Simulators

Speaker: John is President of Team One Network, LLC a company established to test, evaluate, train and market various manufacturers’ products to the Law Enforcement community as related to officer survival. John led a team of instructors that pioneered the integration of formalized training doctrine with practical field experience. These cutting edge, realistic tactical training courses have become an industry standard. John was a Lieutenant with the DOD Police, where he served as a special reaction team leader and is a past President of FOP Middle Forge Lodge 100. He is Vice President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) John has written numerous articles that have been published on police training related subjects.

Topics on Thursday 03.03.2016 (Practical Training)

PiD-Team: Interact Defense® - Groundfight

The ground encounter is one of the most dangerous encounters a police officer will face. Being knocked to the ground and having to fight for their lives police officers face the constant possibility of an immediate deadly threat. Learning how to fight and win on the ground is the objective of this class.

  • Mount escape
  • Guard escape
  • Ground and pound (GnP)
  • Gunprotection

Instructor: PiD-Team

John T. Meyer Jr.: Simulation Training - Practical Application for the Law Enforcement Instructor

This course is designed to expose instructors to use different technology and levels of simulations that can be incorporated in their training programs. Instructors will be provided examples of use of defensive tactics and integrated use-of-force training programs utilizing training munitions and decision making scenarios.

The major objective is to provide Instructors with new ideas to improve their training programs to assist their students in building confidence .

Subjects to be covered:

  • Force on Target
  • Force on Force
  • Transitioning/deescalating to defensive tactics
  • Ground fighting with close contact shooting
  • Assorted shooting scenarios
  • Use of defensive tactics and cover

Trainer: John is President of Team One Network, LLC a company established to test, evaluate, train and market various manufacturers’ products to the Law Enforcement community as related to officer survival. John led a team of instructors that pioneered the integration of formalized training doctrine with practical field experience. These cutting edge, realistic tactical training courses have become an industry standard. John was a Lieutenant with the DOD Police, where he served as a special reaction team leader and is a past President of FOP Middle Forge Lodge 100. He is Vice President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) John has written numerous articles that have been published on police training related subjects.

Silvan Schmidt: Mobile apprehension - a Swiss approach

  • Second 0 to 1 – response to an attack
  • Defense against „front bearhugs“
  • Prevent infight and groundfight
  • Transition to takedowns
  • Carry out arrests in team

Instructor: Silvan W. Schmidt

  • Since 1998 Police officer
  • 2003-2006 Narcotics agent / TNT
  • Since 2006 Federal Office of Police fedpol
  • Since 2008 Operator Tactical Team TIGRIS fedpol
  • Since 1986 Several Martial Arts and close combat trainings in Europe and abroad
  • Since 2000 Firearms, Defensive Tactics and SRT-Tactics Instructor in Switzerland and abroadInstructor Trainer for ASP – PR24 – MEB – RRB – Speedkuff – OC – CC
  • Since 2005 Expert for professional examination „Police officer“
  • Since 2008 Chief Instructor Defensive Tactics & personal safety

Geert Vanlerberghe & James Schramm: Introduction to the ASP Integrated Training – batons, handcuffs, tactical lights

ASP is pleased to announce its development and release of its new Integrated Training Course. It brings together three staple disciplines in law enforcement to become one: baton, handcuff and flashlight. The integrated course was developed with input from Law Enforcement officers from all over the world. The light training committee held members from New York PD, Chicago PD, Dallas PD, Canada, and Portugal. The course was given life with the development of the ASP Tactical Flashlight and the Tactical Light Case. These two products were the foundation to build a course in which an officer could be trained how to use the flashlight effectively the 95% – 98% of the time that they do not have a firearm deployed. The new Integrated Course has been given and well received all across the country with our inaugural course being held with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Topics are:

  • Full Integration of Baton, Handcuffs, and Flashlights as tactical weapons
  • Unlike any other training being performed
  • Multi-Use Drills
  • Easily Learned and Readily Implemented
  • Developed by trainers Worldwide and Being Performed in over 100 countries and expanding

Instructor:
Geert Vanlerberghe: 21 years as an active police officerPrimary job: 21 years already served as a Police Officer in the Brussels-West Police Department (Molenbeek).11 years 911 squad car patroller and 5 years SWAT.5 years olice Shooting range Trainer Instructor and Police Self-defense & All Weapons Trainer Instructor.

Second job: 4 years that I work for G4S as a Trainer Instructor for security personnel regarding trains, subways and busses.

Since 2003, I did join the ASP family as an ASP Instructor

Since 2007, I had the honor to become an ASP Trainer (ASP298).

JAMES SCHRAMM:

20 YEARS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE NYPD

10 YEARS PATROL SERVICES

10 YEARS AS SENIOR TACTICS INSTRUCTOR

RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING MORE THAN 20,000 POLICE OFFICERS IN

DEFENSIVE TACTICS/EXPANDABLE BATON AND DIGNITARY PROTECTION DETAILS

ASP INSTRUCTOR SINCE 2001

ASP TRAINER SINCE 2004

THOUSANDS OF OFFICERS CERTIFIED AS ASP INSTRUCTORS OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS.

LEAD TRAINER 2009 ASP ATC LISBON PORTUGAL

ASSISTANT LEAD TRAINER 2014 ASP ATC BARCELONA SPAIN

TRAINING TEAM CADRE 2015 ASP ATC LAS VEGAS NV, DEVELOPMENT AND INTRODUCTION OF ASP INTEGRATED TRAINING PROGRAM

AIC’S CONDUCTED FOR MANY US CITIES’ LARGEST POLICE DEPARTMENTS INCLUDING: NYPD,CHICAGO,PHILADELPHIA,MIAMI BEACH, SAN DIEGO,DALLAS.

INTERNATIONALLY: ROME, LIVORNO AND ORVIETO ITALY

Seminar language
German / English simultaneous translation