Ellis, Eric
Embry, Alex
Incident Debriefing as a Path to Professionalism

This course will familiarize attendees with a structured debrief protocol as demonstrated by the overview of an officer-involved shooting and manhunt. On Oct. 14, 2014, McHenry County Sheriff's deputies were called to a residence in Holiday Hills for a check for well-being call in regards to a suicidal subject. On arrival, deputies were ambushed by the subject with rifle fire. Follow-up on the shortcomings noted in this response and implementation of those lessons learned will be reviewed so that other agencies can use a similar pattern of learning to guide the development of their teams. This presentation will also demonstrate a structured path to take a SWAT team from a "Tactical Team" to a "Tier 1" team, as designated by the NTOA's Tactical Response and Operations Standard.

Eric Ellis - Bio
Eric Ellis is a police officer for the McHenry County Sheriff's Office with over 19 years of law enforcement experience. He has worked as a deputy and patrol sergeant. He is a Rapid Deployment/Rescue Task Force and Emergency Vehicle Operator instructor and serves as a member of the Sheriff's Office SWAT team. While on the team, he has been part of both entry and sniper elements, and later functioned as an assistant team leader for the snipers and a team leader for entry. He currently leads the explosive breaching element and is the deputy commander for the team. His current full-time assignment is supervising in the Patrol Division.

Alex Embry - Bio
Alex Embry is a police officer for the McHenry County Sheriff's Office with 13 years of law enforcement experience. He has worked as a deputy and patrol sergeant. He is a Control Tactics and Firearms Instructor and serves as a member of the Sheriff's Office SWAT team. While on the team, he has been part of both entry and sniper elements and later functioned as an assistant team leader for the snipers and a team leader for entry before being assigned as the team's commander. His current full-time assignment is supervising the Training Unit.