Illinois Tactical Officers Association 

33rd Annual 
Illinois Tactical Officers Conference
         November 20, 21, 22, 23, 2021

The annual training conference advances the education and professionalism of law enforcement officers, particularly those in emergency response functions. The first conference drew 160 officers and subsequent conferences have drawn more, with the 2019 conference attended by 700 officers throughout the United States. The annual conference is typically held in November in west suburban Chicago.

Planning for this year's ITOA Annual Training Conference is nearing completion. The conference will be held on November 21-23, 2021.

Limited Registration

Remember that registration is limited, therefore registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration must include your payment (check, charge card information, or department purchase order).

There will be no registrations accepted after this date and there are No Walk-Ins at the conference. A confirmation will be mailed to you upon receipt of the above. Again register early, so that you won’t miss this outstanding training event.


(You must be a sworn law enforcement officer to attend the conference.) Register early!

Tentative Conference Schedule

(Times and presenters subject to change)

SATURDAY November 20, 2021

Armorers Course (Additional Charge)

Armorers Course Check In: 0800 – 0830

AR15 Armorers Course: 0830-1630 

(NEMRT Sponsored)

Conference Pre-Check-in: 1300 - 1800

Saturday Armors Course Costs:

$135.00: Conference Attendees – w/ Repair Kit

$165.00: Not Attending Conference w/ Repair Kit

SUNDAY November 21, 2021

Conference Check In: 0700-0900 

Vendor Check In & Set Up: 0800-1200

Presentations: 0900-1130

0900-1130: TEMS Resiliency - Tools for Pre-incident

Lunch: 1130-1300

Breakouts: 1300-1600 (One Hour Sessions Repeated 3 times each)

  • Resiliency – Post Incident Work Group 
  • Rescue Task Force
  • Stop the Bleed – Instructor / Provider 
  • Air-way / EZ IO
  • Emergency Communications
  • TEMS Rodeo

Vendor Show: 1300-1900

Vendor Show Hospitality: 1700-1900

MONDAY November 22, 2021

Conference Check In: 0700-0830

Continental Breakfast: 0700-0800

Business Meeting: 0800-0830

Presentations: 0830-1130

0830-1000 Daniel Sundahl- Post Traumatic Growth - Finding Benefits within Challenges

Break 1000-1015

1015-1130 Chris VanSant – COO TYR Tactical® - A Winner is Just a Loser That Tried One More Time

Lunch: 1130-1300

Vendor Show: 0800 - 1800

Presentations: 1300-1600 

1300-1430 Mike Wood – Tactical Lessons from the CHP Newhall Gunfight

Break 1430-1445

1445-1600 Mike Wood – Tactical Lessons from the CHP Newhall Gunfight

Bar Opens 1700-2100

Bag Pipers in Atrium 1730-1800

Banquet Dinner: 1800-2100

Banquet Speaker: TBD

Honor Guard: Will County Honor Guard

Pipers: Chicago Emerald Society 

National Anthem: John Vincent – Chicago Cubs

TUESDAY November 23, 2021

Continental Breakfast: 0700-0900

Presentations: 0900-1130

0900-1000 Kane County – Delnor Hospital SWAT Hostage Rescue 

Break 1000-1015

1015-1130 Steve Ijames – Contemporary Tactical Issues Civil Disorders – Litigation Updates

Lunch: 1130-1300

Presentations: 1300-1430

1300-1430 Mike Nyguen - California Shoot Out- Mindset, PTSD, Re-Cert for duty, Qualify for SWAT

1445-Final Raffle—RIFLE Winner Must Be Present!

1500- 33rd Annual Conference closes. 

Tentative Chiefs Executive Schedule

(Times and presenters subject to change)

MONDAY Morning, November 22, 2021

Check In: 0700-0900

Breakfast: 0700-0900

Business Meeting: 0800-0830

Presentations: 0900-1130

            0900-1015: Introduction & Use of Force Update – Chudwin

            1015-1030: Break

            1030-1130: De-Escalation: When Talking Does Not Work – Mohn

Lunch: 1130-1300

MONDAY Afternoon, November 22, 2021

Presentations: 1300-1600

            1300-1400: Resiliency Intro / Admin Considerations

            1400-1600: Recent Litigation Trends – Ijames

a.       Public Disorder

b.      Use of Force

c.       Less Lethal’s

d.      Tactical

Chiefs Reception: 1700-1800

Banquet Dinner: 1800-2100

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This is an opportunity for tactical officers to gather together to compare ideas and experiences. Through education and networking, it was hoped that high-risk operations requiring the use of a tactical team would be made safer.

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