THE OPERATIONAL ORDERS FOR 2017 COMPETITIONS ARE POSTED. KEEP SCROLLING DOWN. Last Updated: 23 January 2017.
For 2017, there are THREE distinct events:
1. MPR Skills Competition (Sunday, Monday: 30 April - 1 May 2017) - TEAM EVENTS
2. MPR Super SWAT Competition (Sunday, Monday: 30 April - 1 May 2017) - INDIVIDUAL EVENT
3. NTOA Iron Operator Challenge (Tuesday: 2 May 2017) - INDIVIDUAL EVENT
This section will be lengthy and will include the Operational Order for all competitions. Please keep scrolling all the way to the bottom for all information. Details for all events will be posted in January of 2017.
Events and schedules are subject to change. Any questions regarding the Skills Competition and the Super SWAT Competition may be directed to Major Ronnie Williams at 304.558.2036 or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org. Any questions for the Iron Operator Challenge may be directed to the National Tactical Officer's Association (NTOA) at 800.279.9127.
The West Virginia Division of Corrections plans, manages, and executes the Skills Competition and does not have teams or operators participating in the competition.
The NTOA plans, manages, and executes the Iron Operator's Challenge.
Please note that there is a $25 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for every attendee.
Just as the title of the event implies, it is a SKILLS competition, not a training event. (The Mock Prison Riot portion of the tradeshow comprises training events, but the Skills Competition portion does not.) In the development of each event, every effort is made to put in place specific tasks that are universal in nature and need. Whether you are a part-time operator from a small department or a full-time operator from the largest department, there are skills that any and all team members should be able to perform on demand. As previously stated, this is not a training event, though competing in the event does have some definite and extensive training value. Stress inoculation has become a popular term in training circles as of late. The competitive nature of this event provides the real stress that is often very difficult to incorporate in to your regular monthly training.
The Skills Competition actually begins with the Team Leaders briefing on Saturday, 29 April 2017 at 5:00 pm on site at the Penitentiary. You will be directed to the designated meeting area when you arrive on site. Please report to the training center/exhibit hall building upon arrival. Each competing team is permitted to send their Team Leader and an Assistant Team Leader to the briefing. A standard safety briefing is conducted as well as any basic housekeeping issues. A review of the Operations Order for each event is conducted in the briefing room, followed by a walk-through of the event area with the Lead Judge of the event reviewing or demonstrating each scored task(s). Questions are permitted. It is then the Team Leader’s responsibility to properly relay the information provided at the briefing to his or her team. Just as in a real-world mission, this is a critical skill for the Team Leader. It may not be scored, but deficiencies in this area will absolutely show themselves during the competition.
The skills events themselves are designed to reward a team that conducts the proper intelligence gathering, team preparation, and task/mission rehearsals and then properly executes the plan. The competition has repeatedly proven the idea that a good plan, which is well rehearsed, is far better than the perfect plan with no rehearsal.
The Obstacle Course event rewards well-conditioned teams and teams who exhibit sound teamwork.
The team competition has drawn up to 30 competing teams from local, state and federal Corrections, Law Enforcement (both domestic and international) as well as Military. This provides an excellent networking opportunity as well as a broad base of knowledge from which to draw and gauge your own team’s mission readiness and performance under stress.
For teams that may be traveling by plane, weapons can be made available. These will be limited to AR type rifles, Glock Handguns (9mm/.45) and Remington 870 Shotguns. “Sim” weapons and ammo are used extensively throughout the events. There is also regular use of Flash/Sound Distraction Devices and various soft impact rounds for the shotgun and 37/40 mm systems.
The Tactical Skills Competition is designed and judged by the West Virginia Division of Corrections Special Operations - Tactical Section. The WV DOC does not compete in the event.
All Skills Competition and NTOA Iron Operator Challenge information for 2017 is posted. Please keep scrolling down. Last updated: 23 January 2017.
For questions regarding the Skills Competition and Super SWAT, please contact Major Ronnie Williams at email@example.com or by phone at 304.558.2036.
For questions regarding the NTOA Iron Operator Challenge, please contact the NTOA at 800.279.9127.
2017 SKILLS COMPETITION:
SATURDAY, 29 April 2017
TIME: 1600-1700 EVENT LOCATIONS OPEN TO TEAMS
TIME: 1700 Team Leader (ONLY) Briefing and Walk thru
Teams will be assigned a starting order at the Team Leader meeting on Saturday evening. This order will be followed throughout the competition. Agencies with multiple teams will go in consecutive order. Once each event is completed, the teams will have 15 minutes to report to the next event. Schedule of events are as listed below beginning on Sunday with events 1, 2, 3 and the Sniper Event. Events 4, 5 and Super Swat on Monday. The schedule is subject to change due to weather conditions or other logistical issues.
Team Leaders will identify any participants for the individual Super SWAT and Sniper events at this meeting as well.
SUNDAY, 30 April 2017
START TIME: 0800 EST
Team Event #1
Scenario/Mission- Team Obstacle Course
Location- South Recreation Yard
On the command to start, the team will depart the starting box at the South Wagon Gate and move through the obstacle course. All team members must complete every obstacle. Team members may offer assistance. However they may only do so prior to their completion of the obstacle in question. If an Officer provides assistance after he/she has already completed the obstacle, the assisting Officer will have to complete that obstacle again. Time will stop when the last team member has crossed the finish line.
Any questions/concerns needing further address will be done so during the Team Leaders walk thru on Saturday evening.
Team Event #2
Scenario/Mission- Visibility Zero
Situation- The facility has encountered a complete loss of electrical power. Back-up generators have failed. All units have reported that they are secure and all inmates accounted for with the exception of one and no contact or communication with the unit has been established.
Mission- The team is tasked with making entry in to the unit, conducting a search for all persons that may be present and securing or evacuating as appropriate.
Execution- The team will report to Event #2 staging area located on the South yard, where they will be briefed and inspected. Upon command, the team will begin movement through the unit. During this movement, the team may encounter obstacles, threat targets, non-threat targets and less lethal targets that must be defeated or engaged appropriately and with the appropriate weapons system. Any “drag dummies” encountered will be moved to required locations. Once team has completed all tasks and all team members have returned to starting point, event time will stop.
Admin & Logistics
Weapons- (5) Glock 17T –w/ 2 magazines of “marking rounds” per operator
(1) AR Training Rifle Platform- 1 w/ 2 magazines of “marking rounds”
(1) 40mm launcher w/ 2 impact rounds
(1) Less Lethal Remington 870 Shotgun w/ 4 impact rounds
Team Equipment- Bolt cutters, door ram
Team Event #3
Scenario/Mission- Search and Clear
Location- North Yard
Situation- An incident has occurred at the Moundsville Clinic. An unknown person(s) has taken control of the facility. Efforts to establish communication with the clinic have failed. The clinic consists of one multi-story office area, a large open area and a maintenance/service tunnel. The number of people in the building at the time of incident are unknown at this time.
Mission- The team is tasked with making entry in to the clinic, defeating any obstacles, searching for, locating & securing all persons found within, engaging and neutralizing any threats encountered.
Execution- Entry team will stage in the rear of the TRV-Tactical Response Vehicle. On command to initiate, the entry team will exit the vehicle. The team will move to the designated firing point where they will deploy 1- 40mm round (simulated agent) through an open window. Once the round has been deployed, they will move to the breaching box located next to the red door in the NW corner of the North Yard. Once in position, the team will breach a chained door. The team will negotiate the stairs and then enter a hallway with several small rooms adjoining. Once the hallway and adjoining rooms have been cleared of any threats, the team will enter an access hatch and move through the service tunnel. Only one exit point from the tunnel(s) will be open. All other exits will be closed and can only be opened from the outside, by a team member(s) that exited through the one open portal. When all team members have exited the service tunnel they will reassemble in the designated staging box. In the staging box, the team will receive an instruction to complete one task from the stationed judge. Once this task is completed, the team will then make entry to the camp’s open area engaging a less lethal target with a 40mm impact round and any other threat target(s) with 2 “force on force/marking rounds”. A search and clear of the entire area and structure will be conducted. Any persons (dummies) discovered will be moved to the designated holding area. Once the search and clear has been completed, the team will exit the structure via the SE stairwell and return to the TRV. Time will stop when all team members are in the TRV. All weapons and equipment will be carried from start to finish.
Weapons- (5) Glock 17T – w/ 2 magazines of “marking rounds”
(1) 40mm launcher w/ 4 impact rounds
Equipment- Bolt cutters & door ram
SNIPER Competition (Individual)
OPEN ONLY TO AGENCY DESIGNATED/CERTIFIED SNIPERS
Scenario/Mission: Be the Top Sniper
Location: Outdoor Range
Execution: Course of fire details to be provided at a later date.
Admin/Logistics: Rifles and ammunition for this event are provided by McRee’s Precision Rifle. Competitors may utilize their agency issued rifle and ammunition if they choose.
MONDAY, 1 May 2017
SUPER SWAT Competition (Individual)
The Super SWAT Competition will be limited to 30 participants. Participating teams may submit more than one entry. However, it may be necessary to reduce that number if total entries exceed 30. In that case, the respective Team Leader will make the determination on which competitor(s) will be cut from the competition.
The Obstacle Course will be completed in its entirety with the addition of a 100lb dummy carry/drag from the end of the O course to the entry door of the Chapel and place the dummy. The competitor will then proceed to a weapons station where they will obtain a Glock 17T training gun and magazine, make entry on to the adjacent bus and engage any threat targets encountered. They will exit the bus, return to the weapons station, placing a completely safe weapon and magazines on the table, return to the dummy and carry/drag it back to the point it was obtained and then return to the event start box where event time will stop.
Event Scoring- Total time plus penalties/misses.
TEAM EVENT #4
Scenario/Mission- Hostage Rescue-Open Air Initiated
Location- Main Hallway and P&R Unit (South Hall)
Situation- A group of inmates have initiated a disturbance in the South Hall Unit at the penitentiary. They have barricaded themselves on the first tier of the Street Side South section of the unit. There are two staff unaccounted for and an unknown number of inmates in the unit. They have made no demands at this time. Cause of the disturbance is unknown at this time.
Mission- Your team is tasked with conducting a tactical intervention, entering the South Hall Unit, securing all involved parties and restoring order to the facility.
Execution- The response team will stage at the south end of the main corridor. Upon command, the designated marksman will move to established “hide” and remaining four team members will don protective masks and move to the primary entrance to the South Hall Unit. Once masks are on, the Team Leader will communicate to the designated marksman that the team is up and prepared to make entry. Once this has been communicated to the marksman, he/she may engage designated target(s) and make a complete safe weapon, show and announce clear to the stationed judge and team members. Once “clear” has been announced, the entry team may initiate entry on to the unit, engaging threat targets if/as they are encountered and moving any discovered dummies to the established location(s). Once all tasks are complete, the team will exit the unit and return to their original start point at the south end of the main corridor, where time will stop when all team members are present.
Weapons/Ammo - (1) .308 Sniper Rifle with live round(s) (provided)
(4) Glock 17T w/ 2 magazines of marking rounds
(1) Less Lethal Remington 870 w/ 4 impact rounds
Event #5- Lumberjack Match
Location- Outdoor Pistol Range
Course of Fire- Lumberjack Match- All 5 team members will step to the firing line and upon signal, begin fire at the single target located 7 to 15 yards down range until objective is achieved or ammunition is exhausted.
Target/Objective- The target will be a 2” x 4”x 48” piece of wood standing vertically with 4” side facing shooters. A 12” section of the target will be painted. The objective is to sever/cut the board in two within that painted 12” section. Time stops when the last round is fired. There can be NO part of the target remaining above the painted section. Even a sliver or splinter remaining above the painted section will result in DNF and event score of zero.
Reporting & Transport- 5 Team members will report to the South Gate with all weapons (empty) and boxed ammunition. They will be guided/shuttled to the designated firing range from that point. Ammunition will not be carried in to or through the penitentiary without MPR staff escort. Observers authorized by each team will be permitted, but will require their own transportation to the range. The range will not be open to general spectators.
Weapons- 5- Dept. Issued Handguns
5- Glock 19- 9mm handguns can be provided for teams not traveling with firearms. Ammo is not provided.
Ammo- SUGGESTED- 50 rounds of handgun ammunition per person
Scoring: Timed event
COMMAND & SIGNAL (APPLIES TO ALL TEAM EVENTS)
Event Coordinator/Senior Judge- Located at the event starting area to
provide event briefing, monitor times and pre/post event weapons inspections.
Additional Judges - will be stationed throughout the event area to monitor hits/misses, dummy placement, safety violations etc.
Competing Team Leader - the Team Leader will be the only team member authorized to address issues/concerns to the Senior Judge at each respective event.
Communications- All team communications will be face to face.
Hand held devices (phones/radios) of any kind are prohibited from use or carry by participants during the event.
- Judges will utilize 2 way radios to coordinate the events.
SAFETY VIOLATIONS - will result in a 60 sec. penalty for each violation.
· Safety violations will include any weapon returning to the start/finish box in an unsafe configuration.
-Handguns will be holstered. If it’s in hand, it’s a penalty
-Long guns will be action open, safety on. If it’s closed or safety off, it’s a penalty
· Any “dropped” weapon or Distraction device will result in a safety violation. If it hits the deck, it’s a penalty.
· ANY exchange or passing of weapons between team members will be done hand to hand with the weapon in a completely safe configuration. Operators will maintain PHYSICAL control of all weapons at all times.
· Entering an area prior to or during the initiation of a FSDD- flash/sound distraction device.
· All FSDD will be dropped in the “threshold” of the doorway. Devices thrown/deployed too deeply in to the room or an unsafe/unobserved area will be penalized. Safe areas will be clearly marked.
· Firing at a Non-threat target. In this case, misses do count.
Violations that are clearly negligent or of such a gross nature that they
present a danger to team members, judges or observers will result in
disqualification from the event and a score of zero. An example of such a
violation would be the “negligent discharge” of any weapons system or
PROCEDURAL VIOLATIONS- Procedural violations will result in a 30 sec. penalty being assessed.
· Improper placement of any “dummy”.
· Failure to recover any “dummy”.
· Failure to observe designated checkpoints/routes/instructions
· Any failure to wear or loss of any item designated as “Mission essential
equipment” will result in a violation for each item and each team
member not in compliance.
MISSES- Misses will result in a 30 second penalty for each occurrence.
· Failure to deploy FSDD into the designated area.
· Failure to fire or make the required number of hits on target
NOTE: ALL THREAT TARGETS and LESS LETHAL TARGETS ENCOUNTERED MUST BE ENGAGED WITH A MINIMUM OF TWO (2) ROUNDS appropriate to the target.
Any violations/penalties assessed will be reviewed with the Team Leader immediately following the event.
Scoring- unless otherwise noted, event scores will be a result of the team’s total time plus any penalties incurred.
Safety Inspections- will be completed at the staging area prior to each event. Stationed judges will inspect all weapons and munitions prior to the team moving into their starting position. Each team member will also be inspected to verify the presence of all mission essential equipment. The same inspections will be completed at the conclusion of each event, prior to any members being released from the staging area.
All tactical team events except the Obstacle Course require the following as Mission Essential Equipment:
· Protective Mask/Eye Protection
· Ear Protection
· Protective vest (ballistic or stab)-carriers are optional but cannot be substituted as a protective vest.
· Boots- running shoes and sneakers are NOT boots, regardless of color
· No munitions will be brought from outside. All less lethal munitions and marking rounds will be provided. The only exception will be the live handgun ammunition for the range event and those will not be provided and will not be brought inside the compound.
· Hand held electronic devices are prohibited from being on the person of any participating team member while in the on deck position of each event or prior to completion of the event debrief conducted by the senior judge.
2017 NTOA IRON OPERATOR CHALLENGE:
All questions regarding the NTOA Iron Operator Challenge should be directed to the NTOA at: 800.279.9127
NTOA – IRON OPERATOR CHALLENGE – 2017 MOCK PRISON RIOT
DATE – TUESDAY, 2 May 2017
TIME – 3 PM to Conclusion
LOCATION – Decommissioned WV Penitentiary, please report to the NTOA booth inside the technology showcase no later than 2:45 pm
Description – The NTOA / MPR Iron Operator Challenge is an individual physical fitness competition consisting of the following events:
Event # 01 Bench Press (body weight for repetitions one minute)
Event # 02 Weighted Carry (combined time with tire flip two minutes)
Event # 03 Tire Flip (combined time with weighted carry two minutes)
Event # 04 Towel Hang (two minute)
Each event will have its own unique scoring system. A description of each event to include scoring procedures is as follows.
Event # 01 flat bench for repetitions (body weight)
1. You will be weighed one day prior to the event. This weight will be rounded up to the closest 5 pound increment.
2. A warm up period will be provided.
3. The lifter must lie on his / her back with shoulders and buttocks in contact with the flat bench surface.
4. His / Her hands may grip the bar with a “thumbs around “grip or a thumb less grip a reverse grip is not allowed.
5. His / Her shoes must be flat on the floor. This position must be maintained throughout the repetitions.
6. The head may be raised off the bench or move during the event.
7. In order for a repetition to count the bar must be pressed to the full extension of the arms.
8. Heaving or bouncing of the bar off the chest is not allowed.
9. The event staff will demonstrate the proper technique prior to the competition and providing spotters.
Event # 02 Weighted Carry
1. After completion of the bench press portion weighted objects will be recovered and moved along a predetermined course.
2. Event staff will demonstrate prior to the competition.
Event # 03 Tire Flip
1. Flip the tire from one end of the set course to the other.
2. The individual must squat down, grasp the tire with two hands and flip it over without having it ROLL.
3. This event is for repetitions inside of the set course.
4. Event staff will demonstrate proper technique prior to the competition.
Event # 04 Towel Hang
1. This event will begin by placing two hands on a hand towels placed over a pull up bar.
2. The participant will grip both ends of the towel.
3. The time will begin when both feet are freely hanging.
4. Time will end when one or both feet touch the floor.
5. Wrapping of the towel around one or both hands is not allowed.
6. Event staff will demonstrate proper technique prior to the competition.
Event 01 bench: Each rep is worth one point, time limit (one minute).
Event 02 weighted carry: (Participants will have two minutes to complete both the weighted carry and the tire flip).
Event 03 tire flip: Each complete tire flip is worth one point. (Participants will have two minutes to complete both the weighted carry and the tire flip).
Event 04 towel hang: Each full 15 seconds is worth 5 point, time limit (two minute).
In the case of an overall tie the tie breaker will be determined by an additional event.
A pre completion meeting will be conducted on ------ at ------- (location)
Each event will be demonstrated to include the scoring system. Participant’s weight will also be taken at this time.
COMPETITION PLACE WINNERS
FIRST PLACE Firearm
SECOND PLACE Tactical Knife
THIRD PLACE Tactical Back Pack
All event participants will receive an NTOA challenge coin.
COMPETITION LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS. Limited to law enforcement personel.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served until limit of 25 is reached.
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