MTOA partners with many different organizations to provide our members the opportunity for professional growth. We encourage you to take advantage of these opportunities.

Tactical Team Leader Course
This four (4) day course is for anyone that wants to improve their leadership skills. This course focuses on providing the junior leader and officer with the tools necessary to plan, execute, and finalize an operation. In this course we will cover:
  • Leadership principles
  • Tactical and operational lessons learned, gained during combat operations against terrorist overseas - the vast majority of these lessons can be applied to, and integrated into the law enforcement community's response to critical incidents
  • Hasty and deliberate mission planning and the troop/team leading procedures
  • Mission briefing and the team leader brief
  • Time and asset management and decision making
  • Command and control of multiple teams
  • Tactics & scenario-based training - barricaded suspect, hostage rescue, active shooter, and terrorist threats
  • Conducting an After Action Review (AAR)
Rob Trivino is retired from the US Army after 21 years of active service; he spent the majority of his time in service assigned as an operational member of a United States Army Special Missions Unit under the United States Army Special Operations Command. Rob has extensive peacetime and wartime leadership and tactical experience, leading small teams and larger maneuver elements in combat. He has deployed on multiple combat missions to the Balkans, Afghanistan, and Iraq and has served as a Sniper Team Leader, Operations Sergeant Major, and both Assault and Sniper Elements Sergeants Major. Rob's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, and 5 Bronze Stars (2 for Valor). Rob created Evergreen Mountain, LLC, offering specialized training in various aspects of conflict and leadership. In 2015 Rob published, A Warrior’s Path - Lessons In Leadership, a book about leadership lessons learned throughout his life and career.
June 20-23, 2017
Deadline: none
Sauk Prairie Police Department, WI
Tactical Shotgun Instructor Course
This 3-day firearms training course focuses on enhancing the firearms instructor's skill-set in the presentation of advanced shotgun operator techniques. Instructor students will explore the technical aspects of operating pump-action and semi-automatic shotguns and the tactical applications that are necessary for operator deployment. Curriculum will concentrate on shooting diagnostics covering; the master grip, proper mounting, forward indexing, presentation positions, the natural action stance, body position and how these elements are affected by the body's physiological response under duress. Curriculum will also cover tactical speed shooting concepts, development of aggressive gun-handling skills and dynamic action when using the shotgun for personal defense applications. The concepts of dominating the weapon, threat, and all visual areas will be emphasized throughout the course. Students will develop reflexive gun-handling skills with the shotgun that will enable them to quickly and effectively engage threats while performing multiple complex tasks. This course takes the student beyond the basics of the shotgun and introduces the student to tactical deployment techniques that are critical when deploying the shotgun for personal defense. This is a fast paced, physically demanding firearms training course! Students should be in good physical condition, familiar with their equipment and have solid intermediate gun-handling skills established with the shotgun and handgun prior to attending this course. Students have the option of using pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns in this course. Shotguns must be 12 gauge and have a side receiver ejection port.
June 6-8, 2017
Deadline: none
Eagle River Police Department, WI
Rescue Task Force
Historically, medical care was not provided to victims until law enforcement secured the scene. This practice is being replaced by Rescue Task Force (RTF), a patient-centric and life-saving approach. RTF is an aggressive response to an active shooter incident that provides rapid medical treatment at the point of injury to those who are injured. It is a joint response between police, fire and EMS agencies, but can be adapted to any agency, large or small, rural or urban. This training is ideal for front line EMS personnel and law enforcement officers. With basic understanding of language, roles and movements, trained persons will finish the class with a functional understanding and ability to perform this task. Training will be delivered in five different locations throughout our region. Class size is limited to 100 students for the lecture component and 50 students for the hands-on component. Those taking the hands on portion must also take the lecture portion. Registration is first come, first served, however, priority registration will be given to first responders for the hands-on component.
  • May 13, Watertown High School
  • May 20, Divine Savior Healthcare, Portage
  • June 3, UW-Platteville Markee Student Center
  • June 10, LaFollette High School, Madison
  • (All sessions: Lecture 8am-noon; hands-on 1pm-5pm, lunch on your own
May 13 - June 10, 2017
Deadline: none
Mercyhealth Prehospital and Emergency Services Center