Topics of the European Police Trainer Conference (EPTK) on Wednesday 06.03.2019 and Thursday 07.03.2019 at the Exhibition Center in Nuremberg.

Program conference day
Wednesday, 06.03.2019; 09:00 – approx 17:15

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

Eckhard Niebergall:

  • 1975 – 2017 Hesse State Police (Germany)
  • including 20 years Frankfurt PD (Germany)
  • Riot control
  • Anti Drug operations
  • Execution of warrants
  • Executive protection
  • Certified and active firearms instructor (national & international)
  • Chief-Instructor for defensive tactics, CQB, executive protection
  • Co-developer of the INTERACT-DEFENSE-TRAINING®
  • 1998 – 2017 Hesse State Police Academy, Wiesbaden (Germany)

Werner Süßmann:

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

Bernd Pokojewski: Islamic State (ISIS) - Militarily Defeat...

  • … the “Holy War” (jihad) continues
  • Islamic Terrortarget  Germany/Europe
  • Salafism Scene Germany
  • Prognosis

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.

Ralf Schmidt: Attacks on nuclear facilities - utopia or real threat?

  • The current situation in Germany
  • Threat scenarios
  • Interfaces Police and Military

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 – ongoing 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.

Prof. Dr. Britta Bannenberg: 12 minutes - 9 deaths and numerous injuries

  • Analysis of the Munich active shooter incident of July 22, 2016
  • Use of firearms in attacks – international comparison
  • Future trends

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Britta Bannenberg ist Professorin für Kriminologie, Jugendstrafrecht und Strafvollzug an der Justus-Liebig-Universität in Gießen. Forschungsschwerpunkte u.a. Gewalt, Tötungsdelikte, insbesondere Amoktaten, Kriminalprävention.

Steve Johnson: The Reality of School Violence

  • A look at School Violence Around the World
  • How the media reports school violence – myth and mystery
  • What we are really dealing with
  • What can we do to prevent it – technology and manpower

Speaker:
Steve is a 32 year veteran of the North Carolina Department of Justice where he served as the Senior Firearms Instructor for the North Carolina Justice Academy. He was responsible for the training and certification of all law enforcement firearms instructors, all concealed carry firearms instructors, and all armed security firearms instructors. He has attended most major firearms manufacturer’s armorer courses, and coordinated and taught in other training programs such as a Law Enforcement Sniper Course, Submachine Gun Course, SWAT courses, etc. Steve currently serves as the Chairman of the Education & Training Committee of the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. He also chairs the Joint In-Service Committee that selects and approves all mandated training for all law enforcement officers in North Carolina. He also serves on the Private Protective Services Board which oversees the registration and training of all armed and unarmed security personnel in the state. Steve served as President of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors for sixteen years and continues to serve on the Board of Directors of IALEFI as he has since 1996.

Dr. Alan Tanovic: Hidden objects scanner for use at site of operation

Innovative technique for fast discoverage of

  • hidden objects in vehicles, containers, ships, airplanes, …
  • smuggled goods in mobile homes, trailers, packages, …
  • hidden openings for narcotics, money, cigarettes, weapons, …
  • checking of accomodations for listening devices, microphones, cameras, etc.

Referent: Dr. Alan Tanovic (Analyticon)

Ralph Wilhelm: Police middle range weapons - situation update

  • Technique
  • Training
  • Operation

Speaker: Ralph Wilhelm, born in 1967, expert on handguns and ammunition. Initially working as a journalist for the trade journal “Deutsches Waffen-Journal”, today he is the author of more than 500 specialist publications as well as various books and lectures. In this capacity, in the mid-1990s he vehemently advocated deformation ammunition and modern police holsters. After further positions with weapons and ammunition manufacturers, he now works for B&T, a Swiss manufacturer of special weapons. In all his activities, he continues to work for meaningful and modern police equipment in the field of weapons and ammunition.

Dr. Dirk Scherp: Use of firearms in knife attack - a case analysis

  • Tactical and legal aspects
  • The role of public authorities and the media
  • Lessons learned

Speaker: Dr. Dirk Scherp

Profession and Position:

  • Lawyer, authorized since 2003
  • of Counsel

Education and professional career

  • Study of Law and criminology at the University of Mainz
  • Prosecutor and General Prosecutor Frankfurt / Main
  • Professor at the Police Academy in Wiesbaden
  • Chief Compliance Officer and company – money laundering officer of the Dresdner Bank AG with global competences and responsibilites
  • Lawyer for economic crime[/ list]

Areas of Practice

Banking supervision law, economic Crime, Compliance

  • Fraud Management – Abwehr von Kriminalität in der Organisation von Kreditinstituten und Finanzdienstleistern, 2011- Geldwäschebekämpfung außerhalb des Finanzsektors, in: Kriminalistik 5/2010- Compliance-Sonderuntersuchungen in Banken und der Datenschutz, in: BKR 10/2009, S.404
  • Arbeitsauftrag: Geldwäscheverhinderung, 3. Auflage 2008 (gemeinsam mit Susanne Schmitt)
  • Gesetze gegen die Geldwäsche und gegen die Finanzierung des Terrorismus – eine stille Verfassungsreform, in: WM 2003, S.1254.
  • Compliance – aufsichtsrechtliche Maßnahmen zum Schutz der Wirtschaft und ihrer Kunden gegen die Wirtschaftskriminalität, in: BKA (Hrsg.)
  • Wirtschaftskriminalität und Korruption, S.81

Lars Lapper: G20 in Hamburg - A new form of militancy?

  • International extremist networking
  • Analysis of disturbance behaviour and tactics
  • Police problem areas in G20 operations
  • Findings and conclusions for future situations

Speaker: Lars Lapper is a police officer and has served for over ten years in Evidence Preservation and Arrest Units (BFE). He also works as a specialist author for police publications and as a speaker. Published for magazines as well as for the Police Union and the Bavarian Ministry of the Interior. Researched the cover story of a specialist journal on police operations at the Hamburg G20 summit.

Eckhard Niebergall & Ralph Wilhelm: Defence against attacks by militant groups with less than lethal means of action

  • Threat potentials and modus operandi
  • Technical and tactical aspects
  • Operational experience

Speakers:

Eckhard Niebergall:

  • 1975 – 2017 Hesse State Police (Germany)
  • including 20 years Frankfurt PD (Germany)
  • Riot control
  • Anti Drug operations
  • Execution of warrants
  • Executive protection
  • Certified and active firearms instructor (national & international)
  • Chief-Instructor for defensive tactics, CQB, executive protection
  • Co-developer of the INTERACT-DEFENSE-TRAINING®
  • 1998 – 2017 Hesse State Police Academy, Wiesbaden (Germany)

Ralph Wilhelm

Ralph Wilhelm, born in 1967, expert on handguns and ammunition. Initially working as a journalist for the trade journal “Deutsches Waffen-Journal”, today he is the author of more than 500 specialist publications as well as various books and lectures. In this capacity, in the mid-1990s he vehemently advocated deformation ammunition and modern police holsters. After further positions with weapons and ammunition manufacturers, he now works for B&T, a Swiss manufacturer of special weapons. In all his activities, he continues to work for meaningful and modern police equipment in the field of weapons and ammunition.

Dr. Beat P. Kneubuehl & Matthieu J. Glardon: Ballistic and woundballistic aspects of non-lethal projectiles

  • Short introduction to exterior and terminal ballistics relations, physical limits of heavy KE-projectiles (KE: kinetic energy)
  • Wounding potential (effectivness) and effects, limiting values of blunt violence
  • Types of non-lethal projectiles
  • Difference between rubber shot and rubber projectiles
  • Possibilities to assess non-lethal projectiles
  • Examples and experiences

Speaker:

Dr. Beat Kneubühl

  • 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)


Matthieu J. Glardon
Forensische Physik und Ballistik
Institut für Rechtsmedizin
Universität Bern

Matthieu Glardon is the locum tenens head of the Centre of forensic Physics and Ballistics, were he has been working since the end of 2010.

A graduate of the School of Criminal Sciences of the Legal Faculty at the University of Lausanne, he is currently doing a PhD about the terminal and wound ballistics of the European police ammunition. He worked at the School of Criminal Sciences as a Teaching Assistant and examiner in the Firearms Group between 2008 and 2012 and holds an advisory position to the Swiss Police Technic and Informatics commission since 2013.
He is also a Force Science analyst since 2015 and has worked as a ballistics specialist for the Truth for Reconciliation Commission of Thailand, on behalf of Civilian Peacekeeping program of the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs in June 2012.

An introduction course on wound ballistics for medicine, forensic and law students at the universities of Bern, Luzern and Lausanne are also part of his mandate at the Institute of Forensic Medicine.

Practical Training
Thursday, 07.03.2019; 08:00 – approx. 17:00

„Red zone“ rescue and evacuation

  • Tactics without technical aids

Low light operations for first responders

  • Solutions for Patrol

Fighting in urban terrain with short and long weapons

  • Team-based approach

Defence against attacks by militant groups with less than lethal means of action

  • Technique and tactical training

Seminar language
German / English simultaneous translation