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Notice​STATUS of the 2021 MPR: REGISTRATION FOR 2021 IS OPEN! SEE COVID RESTRICTIONS PLEASE

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The Mock Prison Riot offers various workshops free of charge each year. Although there is a $50 non-refundable registration fee for every attendee, there is no additional cost to participate in workshops, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.

Topics change from year to year, depending on industry trends; however, we do strive to offer a core curriculum of classes designed to apply to the widest range of our attendees.

Some of the classes we regularly offer include - but are not limited to - chemical and impact munitions, Pepperball, and defensive tactics, just to name a few. We also have offered seminars on new and emerging technologies, hostage negotiations, tactical medical, and effective teaching methods for trainers - again, just to name a few.

We will post classes to this web site as they are scheduled, so that you will have a solid idea of our offerings in advance of your arrival. For a listing of current workshops and lectures, please scroll down.

How to Sign Up

Workshop sign up is conducted on site and in person, one day ahead of time. For example, if you see a class that you want to take on Tuesday, you must be on site to sign up at our designated workshop sign up area on Monday. If you see a class that you want to take on Wednesday, you must be on site and sign up on Tuesday. Many people ask why we require in-person sign up. It has been our experience over two decades, that requiring in-person sign up greatly reduces the amount of no-shows and results in extremely accurate class lists for instructors (this is extremely important for classes resulting in certifications and whereby supplies such as smoke, bangs, and projectiles are being shipped to our facility in advance). We recommend arriving early for sign up, as classes - especially those that result in certification - tend to fill up quickly. Please make sure you pay close attention to our schedules.  Some classes/lectures do not have attendance limits and do not require on-site sign up.  Also, we occasionally will accommodate an instructor who requests advance sign-up, especially if supplies for the class are costly and/or difficult to ship or if there are specific safety concerns or pre-requisites.  These classes will be clearly identified with any special instructions. Please read the schedule carefully.


The 2020 Workshops and Lectures Schedule will be updated as needed throughout the planning cycle. Please check this page often for changes and remember the following:

  • Enrollment for most workshops and lectures is conducted onsite. The schedule indicates if advance pre-enrollment or on-site enrollment is required. Please pay close attention to what each offering specifies.
  • If the class is NOT designated as pre-enrollment or on-site enrollment, it is filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Just show up to the designated location for the class/lecture. Most Sunday and Monday classes fit this description.
  • Onsite pre-registration is mandatory for most Tuesday and Wednesday classes, as these are a lot of our certification classes. These signups are held the day prior to the workshop/lecture. For example, if you want to take a class on Tuesday, you must sign up for it on Monday. If you want to take a class on Wednesday, you must be on site to sign up on Tuesday.
  • Sign ups for these type of classes are on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration staff or any Mock Prison Riot staff member can direct you to the locations where workshop sign-ups are held.

Many people ask why we conduct workshop and lecture sign ups this way. After more than 20 years, it has been our experience that onsite class registration greatly reduces the number of no-shows. This is especially important for our certification workshop instructors who have to issue certificates and provide thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies. Again, please pay close attention to each offering. They are clearly marked.


Schedule

Most recent update: 18 April 2021 ... More will be added

 

Title: Defense Technology Flashbang Instructor Course (Program by Safariland)

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Indoor Range and South Yard

Certification: Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: Distraction device types and nomenclature; reloadable and non-reloadable devices; command initiated; decibles; candela; PSI; overpressure; handling; storage; rendering safe; tactical deployment; safety considerations; policy and procedure; criminal and civil liabilities; live firing exercises; operational scenarios; instructor development to establish in-house/in-service training and documentation skills. Each attendee must be in good physical condition and able to perform the practical exercises associated with tactical applications with use of these products. Only sworn law enforcement officers / correctional officers or active military personnel. Instructor: Jim Morgan Limit: 20

Title: Combined Systems - Less Lethal Impact Munitions

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Location: Classroom 7 and Courtyard

Certification:Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: Impact Munitions Instructor Certification Program: Information provided will include history of the product, nomenclature of the product, use of force considerations, hands-on applications, training examples and legal implications. This course will cover: tactical employment of munitions, levels of force, shot placement, 12 gauge, 37 mm and 40 mm specialty munitions/specifications, and deployment techniques. Students must provide their own eye and ear defense, gloves, and duty belt and wear tactical clothing. All other items will be provided by the instructor.

Instructor: Bob Dreher/Phil Shingleton Limit: 20

Title: Pepperball User Certification

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Time: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location: Classroom 5 and North Yard area on side of Indoor Range

Certification: Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: This course is presented as a Pepperball user course. Course completion certifies students as Pepperball users for their agencies. Students will learn how to identify and operate Pepperball launchers; to identify Pepperball projectiles ballistics and applications; to recognize PAVA (Pepperball's onboard chemical agent) and its irritant qualities. Students will demonstrate comprehension through successful application of product (range) and a written examination. Students should bring pen/pencil to take notes. All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Instructor: Pepperball Technologies Limit: 15

Title: Pepperball User Certification

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: Classroom 5 and North Yard area on side of Indoor Range

Certification: Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: This course is presented as a Pepperball user course. Course completion certifies students as Pepperball users for their agencies. Students will learn how to identify and operate Pepperball launchers; to identify Pepperball projectiles ballistics and applications; to recognize PAVA (Pepperball's onboard chemical agent) and its irritant qualities. Students will demonstrate comprehension through successful application of product (range) and a written examination. Students should bring pen/pencil to take notes. All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Instructor: Pepperball Technologies Limit: 15

Title: Sabre OC Instructor

Date: Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Location: Classroom 3 Certification:

Yes Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: This one-day agency basic instructor level certification program was designed for agencies to train and certify departmental instructors in a complete use of force continuum program focusing on the deploying, handling, and documenting of the use of chemical aerosols, to include medical issues and legal liability specifically designed for law enforcement and corrections. This course will enhance the instructor's development in the use and training of aerosols tactics and to protect departments from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of these types of encounters. This program addresses and focuses on the entire use of force continuum with addressing Empty Hand Defense and Transitions to the aerosols, ground stabilization tactics, and tactics for surviving an aerosol attack, introducing new partner drills for safe and effective deployment of these devices that are compatible with any Sabre aerosol deployment system. The instructor also will address a more comprehensive and user-friendly approach with techniques for training officers and other personnel and officer survival related issues and topics. This course fully addresses all aspects of using chemical aerosol projectors. A manual will be sent from the factory upon completion and when the tests are sent in.

Instructor: Kevin Serapiglia Limit: 15

Title: Combined Systems – Flashbang Instructor

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 8 am to 4 pm

Location: Classroom 7 and South Yard

Certification: Yes – instructor-level certification

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Monday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: Flash Bang Instructor Certification Program: information provided will include history of the product, nomenclature of the product, use of force considerations, hands-on applications for the product, training examples and legal implications. This course will cover: types of explosions, primary and thermal effects of distraction devices, history and types of diversionary devices, specifications and illustrations of model 7290 flash bangs, M201 Precision Fuze/Fuze firing sequence and ATF requirements.

Instructor: Bob Dreher/Phil Shingleton Limit: 20

Title: Pepperball User Certification

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 8 am to 12 pm

Location: Classroom 5 and North Yard area on side of Indoor Range

Certification: Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Tuesday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: This course is presented as a Pepperball user course. Course completion certifies students as Pepperball users for their agencies. Students will learn how to identify and operate Pepperball launchers; to identify Pepperball projectiles ballistics and applications; to recognize PAVA (Pepperball's onboard chemical agent) and its irritant qualities. Students will demonstrate comprehension through successful application of product (range) and a written examination. Students should bring pen/pencil to take notes. All other materials will be provided by instructor.

Instructor: Pepperball Technologies Limit: 15

Title: Defense Technology Chemical Munitions Instructor Course (Program by Safariland)

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: Indoor Range and Old Barracks across from South Gate entrance

Certification: Yes – Instructor Level

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Tuesday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: Please note: All non-United States citizens require prior vetting before taking this class. Please contact Safariland at 904.741.1766. This instructor level training provides detailed instruction in the use of all types and forms of chemical munitions. This extensive 8 hour course covers all aspects involved in the selection, preparation, deployment, storage and legal ramifications regarding the use of chemical agents. The student will acquire specific information in Defense Technology chemical agent products, including CS, CN, OC, and smoke along with the necessary skills to return to their agency and conduct in-service training. Types and forms of chemical agents; technological advancements in pyrotechnics, blast, and aerosol munitions; escalation of chemical deployment; crowd control principles outdoor considerations; barricade subject space denial; powder OC/CN/CS; hands on training with tactical deployment with hand-held grenades and 37 mm and 40 mm launchers; techniques and tactical considerations; decontamination and first aid; protective masks; criminal and civil liabilities; sample policies and procedures; instructor development; contamination exercises. Students should have eye and ear protection, gas mask, duty gear normally utilized when deploying chemical munitions, body armor (concealable, tactical) flame/cut resistant gloves; one each Defense Technology 37 mm and 40 mm single shot launcher; if you don't have them, they will be provided during class; one 12-gauge shotgun. Students must be sworn law enforcement/corrections or active duty military.

Instructor: Jim Morgan Limit: 20

Title: Sabre OC Instructor

Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Location: Classroom 3

Certification: Yes

Charges: There is no additional charge. It is included in the $50 registration fee.

Sign Up: You must be on site on Tuesday to sign up in person for this class.

Description: This one-day agency basic instructor level certification program was designed for agencies to train and certify departmental instructors in a complete use of force continuum program focusing on the deploying, handling, and documenting of the use of chemical aerosols, to include medical issues and legal liability specifically designed for law enforcement and corrections. This course will enhance the instructor's development in the use and training of aerosols tactics and to protect departments from costly litigation issues that could arise from the use of these types of encounters. This program addresses and focuses on the entire use of force continuum with addressing Empty Hand Defense and Transitions to the aerosols, ground stabilization tactics, and tactics for surviving an aerosol attack, introducing new partner drills for safe and effective deployment of these devices that are compatible with any Sabre aerosol deployment system. The instructor also will address a more comprehensive and user-friendly approach with techniques for training officers and other personnel and officer survival related issues and topics. This course fully addresses all aspects of using chemical aerosol projectors. A manual will be sent from the factory upon completion and when the tests are sent in.

Instructor: Kevin Serapiglia Limit: 15