Tactical Drug Operations

COURSE FEE: $200.00

DATE/TIME: November 5-6, 2014

LOCATION: Hot Springs Police Department, Hot Springs, AR          ***SPACE IS LIMITED***

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course was designed to assist Narcotics Officers that may be required to deploy weapons during various situations which normally take place in low light circumstances including: serving search warrants, securing methamphetamine labs, and interdiction of methamphetamine. This course is designed to inform and train Officers on the most efficient ways to deploy weapons in low light environments, where officers have the highest probability of being injured. Attending Officers will be tasked with the deployment and implementation of weapons in a variety of live fire range drills and force on force scenarios. These practical exercises will make use of Simunition® FX® marking cartridges and Securi-Blank™ training cartridges.

OBJECTIVES: As a result of this course, participants will be better able to accurately identify / know /describe the following:

INSTRUCTORS: Chris Hays, Scotty Dodd, and Paul Pruitt

Chris Hays is an eleven year employee of the Hot Springs Police Department.  He spent eight of his eleven years -working investigations and is currently assigned to the 18th Judicial District East Drug Task Force covering Garland County.  Chris is a member of the Hot Springs Police Department Special Weapons and Tactics team serving as an entry member, sniper and team leader.  Chris is a certified Firearms and Defensive Tactics instructor through ALETA and is an adjunct instructor for General Dynamics-OTS/Simunition ® Simunitions Operations.

Scotty Dodd is a Senior Special Agent with the Arkansas State Police and is assigned to the 18th East Judicial District Drug Task Force as a narcotics investigator.  SA Dodd has thirty-two years law enforcement experience, with eighteen years as a narcotics investigator.  He joined the Hot Springs Police Department in 1976 as a patrol officer, and then served three years there as a narcotics officer.  In 1985, SA Dodd joined the Arkansas State Police.  With the State Police, SA Dodd has worked as a Trooper with the Criminal Apprehension Program, and since 1993 as a narcotics investigator.  He is also a Crisis Negotiator for the State Police.

SA Dodd is a Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, is Clandestine Lab Certified and Site Safety Certified by the DEA, and is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Institute's Narcotics Officer Certificate Program.  He has provided education and training for the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, the Black River Technical Institute, the Hot Springs Police Department, the U.S. Forest Service, Arkansas State Parks, Lake Hamilton Fire Department, Hot Springs Fire Department, and numerous other agencies.  SA Dodd is a member of the Arkansas Narcotics Officers Association and the Louisiana Narcotics Officers Association.

Paul Pruitt is the Manager and Senior Instructor of the U.S. Training Division for General Dynamics - Ordnance & Tactical Systems / SIMUNITION® Operations.  His emphasis is high liability instructor training.  He has trained over eight thousand firearms & defensive tactics instructors from 13 countries during the last ten years.  He teaches annually for IALEFI and the Texas Tactical Officers Association. Paul served as deputy, assistant team leader and sniper for the Cleburne County Sheriff's Department SWAT team and is currently sworn as a Reserve Deputy for the Garland County Sheriff Department, working with the 18th East Drug Task Force and as an advisor and instructor to the Hot Springs Police Department SWAT team.

TARGET AUDIENCE: All sworn members of the law enforcement community.

PREREQUISITES/EQUIPMENT: For the firearms training, officers must furnish the following items: tactical flashlight, handgun, holster, magazine pouch, 3 magazines, 150 rounds of ammunition, raid jacket or cover shirt, vest (body armor), APR (mask) and carrier, hat, ANZI approved eye and ear protection.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rita Davis: at 501-570-8042  or Matthew Modrak: at 501-570-8060.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-570-1465 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).


November 5-6, 2014
Hot Springs Police Department

Hot Springs, AR

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