Police Unity Tour 2011
Jack is going to participate in the 2011 Police Unity Tour. He will join the Southern California Chapter in a bicycle tour from Somerset NJ to Washington D.C. The tours primary purpose is to raise awareness to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. It's secondary purpose is to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Memorial and Museum. Officers riding in the tour must raise a minimum of $1,800 to participate.
If you are interested in learning more about the Police Unity Tour or you would like to contribute to Jack's fund raising, please visit www.socalput.com. All donations are tax deductible (Police Unity Tour, Inc., 501c Non Profit Organization. Tax ID #22-3530541).
Slovenian National Police Air Unit
Jack recently spent several days in Slovenia training the Slovenian National Police Air Unit. The training included suspect tactics, perimeter containment, officer safety FLIR tactics, air crew coordination, patrol tactics, and air support to K-9 operations. Luc Stremersch, representing Aerosimulators, also provided FLIR training. The unit has a fleet of 6 helicopters and conduct a wide variety of law enforcement missions. All of the training was conducted at the units hanger at the Ljubljana airport.
"This was a great experience for me to train in Slovenia. It was an honor to visit with the dedicated men and women of the Slovenian Air Support Unit. In addition to the training I was able to see an incredibly beautiful country with great people and wonderful food. I want to thank my hosts very much. I hope to return to Slovenia in the future." Jack
Illinois Tactical Officers Association Conference
The 2009 ITOA conference was a great success with over 500 in attendance. Jack instructed three blocks of instruction on Suspect Tactics and Perimeter Containment aimed primarily at SWAT and K-9 operations.
"I would like to thank the ITOA board for the invitation to share my class with their membership. A special thanks to President Jeff Chudwin, Vice President Ed Mohn, and Director Danny Ramirez for your warm welcome to ITOA and for making my visit a great experience. One of the highlights of the conference was the banquet dinner's key note speaker Col Jack Jacobs US Army Retired. Col. Jacobs is a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient from the Vietnam War and is the author of the book If Not Now, When?. He gave a very inspirational and entertaining talk that was enjoyed by all. It was an honor to meet him. The ITOA has invited me back to the Chicago area to instruct my full 8 hour class Suspect Tactics and Perimeter Containment on April 28,2011. Keep checking the ITOA web site for further details." Jack
Charles Remsburg Interviews Jack on Foot Pursuit Tactics
Jack was recently interviewed by well known author and instructor Charles Remsburg for a two part series of articles on foot pursuit tactics. Mr Remsburg is best known as the author of Street Survival, Tactics For Criminal Patrol, and The Tactical Edge. His most recent book is titled "Blood Lessons." He is also the Sr Contributor for PoliceOne.com and that is where the articles will appear.
"I first met Chuck Remsberg in 1983 at a Street Survival seminar in Pennsylvania. He signed my copy of "Street Survival" and was an outstanding instructor. I recently had the privilege of meeting Chuck again at IACP in San Diego. That meeting lead to the interviews and the articles that are now on PoliceOne.com It was an honor to speak with Chuck and I am thrilled that the tactical information I am so passionate about will reach so many officers across the country through his skilled writing. Chuck has given a great deal to all of us in law enforcement for decades." Jack
Apprehending Fleeing Suspects Is A Must Read For New Cops
The Albuquerque Police Department Training Academy made Apprehending Fleeing Suspects a mandatory read for all of our police cadets. The importance of a collaborative effort on the part of S.W.A.T., K-9, Air support, and patrol cannot be overstated. The decision to pursue or contain is vital, and we feel this needs to be ingrained at the cadet level. A.P.D. purchased fifty books for our library here at the Academy. We are issuing the books to each cadet and collecting them prior to their graduation. They'll have dog eared pages and worn covers in no time.
Sacramento Sheriff K-9 Association Hosted Class
On February 4, 2009, the Sacramento Sheriff K9 Association presented, “Suspect Tactics and Perimeter Containment”, an 8-hour classroom presentation. Over 300 people attended. 5.11 Tactical supported the class with some great raffle prizes and lots of new equipment on display. Thank you very much for organizing a great day.
Schonely Invited To Instruct at HITS 2011 Washington, D.C. August 24-27
Jack has been invited to teach a class on suspect tactics and perimeters at HITS 2010. The Handler Instruction and Training Seminar (HITS) is presented by Police K-9 Magazine and is scheduled for August 24-27, 2010 in Washington, D.C. Instructors from across the country will teach on a variety of K-9 topics related to technology, training concepts, legal forums, and tactics. This seminar is a must for any K-9 Handler.
Jack also contributed an article for Police K-9 Magazine on perimeter containment that appeared in the November/December 2008 issue.
Schonely Named Contributing Editor to Vertical 911 Magazine
Jack has contributed an article in each of the first two issues of Vertical 911 magazine. The first article discussed the tactical communication of a FLIR search and how it effects officer safety. The second looked at the important role of an air crew over a critical incident such as an "officer down."