Ellis, Eric
Embry, Alex
Instructor Development for Active Shooter Training

This instructor development course will review current trends in active shooter incidents nationwide and discuss the lessons learned and how they should shape our training moving forward. A review of active shooter protocol will be conducted and adjustments for these policies based on the trends will be discussed. This includes TCCC and its integration into training, along with the Rescue Task Force model. Scenario development will be discussed in detail to allow instructors to better teach and challenge their officers. This course is designed for officers who have previously been involved with active shooter instruction at their departments.

Eric Ellis - Bio
Eric Ellis has been employed with the McHenry County Sheriff's Office since 1999 and has served on the department's SWAT team for over 20 years. He was assigned to the Sniper Unit and the Entry Team during that time. Eric is currently assigned as the Team Commander for the Department's Multi-jurisdictional team. Eric is currently assigned to the Special Services Division with his agency. His duties include overseeing the training of over 300 employees and public relations. He holds instructor certifications in Active Threat Training, MACTAC, Rescue Task Force, and Emergency Vehicle Operations, and Use of Force. He is also a certified Active Threat Master Instructor through the Illinois Training and Standards Board and Illinois Tactical Officers Association.

Alex Embry - Bio
Lieutenant Alex Embry has served with the McHenry County Sheriff's Office since 2005 and has been a member of their multi-jurisdictional SWAT team since 2007. During his SWAT career, he has deployed as an Entry Team member and Sniper/Observer before becoming the ATL of the Sniper Unit and later a Team Leader for Entry. He was then tasked with being the unit's Team Commander. While with the Sheriff's Office, he has managed Patrol, Narcotics, and Investigative Units. In addition to SWAT, his other training responsibilities have included firearms, active shooter response, and control tactics.