The 2024 Annual Training Conference:

Expand your Knowledge in Current Firearm Tactics

Join us in-person in West Palm Beach, FL from September 15 – 20

We provide you with the opportunity to meet, network, exchange information, and ideas with fellow firearms instructors.

Annual Training Conference Range
Annual Training Conference Range

The Annual Training Conference (ATC) is IALEFI’s annual seminar providing informative individual classes and dynamic live fire range exercises that are topical, relevant, and dependent to law enforcement, military, and private sector firearms instructors. Topics include:

➡️ Handguns
➡️ Shotguns
➡️ Rifles
➡️ Defensive tactics
➡️ Armorers courses

Experts from across the international law enforcement training community are invited to introduce and expand your knowledge in current firearm tactics, skills or evaluate the need for additional training and equipment.  These trainers encourage you to adapt their information to in-service training for your department.

The ATC will also provide you with the opportunity to meet, network, exchange information, and ideas with fellow firearms instructors. You will also have the opportunity to see and evaluate firearms-related products and technologies presented through corporate sponsors and manufacturers’ displays.

Lifelong professional relationships begin at our training events and this networking only serves to advance the goals of our members. 

2024 ATC Course Listing

Download the IALEFI Mobile App to easily access schedules and other information. It can be found in Google, IOS, Apple by searching IALEFI.

🗣️Keynote Speakers

Sarah Adams

Sarah Adams

✅ Former Senior Advisor, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Benghazi
✅ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Veteran
✅ Expert in Global Terrorist Threats and Security Analysis
✅ Recipient of Numerous Awards for Intelligence Contributions

Experience Unparalleled Insights

Ms. Adams brings over a decade of experience in operational targeting, intelligence analysis, and investigations. Her involvement in key national security operations and her significant contributions to the U.S. Government’s intelligence mission overseas make her presence at our conference a must-attend event.

Book Signing

Sara Adams, along with her co-author Dave “Boon” Benton, wrote Benghazi: Know They Enemy, a cold case investigation. A limited number of books will be available for sale during the conference and Sarah will be doing a book signing!

Ed Monk

Ed Monk

✅ Experienced Police Officer and Firearms Trainer
✅ Retired Army Officer and Former Schoolteacher
✅ Renowned Expert in Active Shooter Threat Analysis and Training
✅ National Presenter on Law Enforcement and Security Measures

Harnessing Expertise for Safety and Preparedness

With over 16 years dedicated to researching and training on Active Shooter threats, Ed Monk brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience. His extensive work includes training law enforcement agencies, schools, churches, and businesses across the United States. A graduate of West Point with a BS in US History, an MS in Adult Education from Kansas State University, and a completion of the US Army Command & General Staff College, his background uniquely positions him to provide comprehensive insights and effective strategies in dealing with Active Shooter scenarios.

Presentation: Critical Law Enforcement Lessons-Learned from Active Shooter Attacks (Monday September 16th)

Gain deeper insights into the Active Shooter profile, the nature of their attacks, and the environments where confrontations occur. Understand the variations in attacks across different locations and discover over 20 key lessons learned from both successful and unsuccessful interventions in Active Shooter incidents.

Range: Active Shooter Basic Skills Class – Tuesday September 17th

Engage in intensive shooting drills and tactical discussions aimed at achieving 100% accuracy in fast-paced, varied distance handgun shooting scenarios. This hands-on class focuses on honing essential skills for effective and precise engagement in critical situations.

What You Need to Know

  • Dates: September 15-20, 2024
  • Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Hosted By: The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
  • Primary Hotel: Embassy Suites by Hilton, 1600 Belvedere Rd, West Palm Beach FL
    • Cost & Reservation Info: $136.00+tax — Register online here — Or call 855-429-6850 — Use code IAL for the special rate.
    • Ammenities:
      • Airport shuttle (free 4am – 1am) from the West Palm Beach International Airport
      • Connecting Rooms
      • Free made-to-order breakfast
      • Complimentary evening reception
      • Free WiFi
      • Non-smoking rooms
      • Digital Key
      • On-site restaurant
      • Outdoor pool
      • Fitness center
      • Pet-friendly rooms
      • Business center
  • Overflow Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Palm Beach Airport, 1808 S. Australian Avenue, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409
    • Cost & Reservation Info: $109.00+tax — Register online here — Or call 561-207-4607 and speak to Director of Sales, Michelle DeRosa
    • Ammenities:
      • All American Breakfast Buffet included
      • On-Site Restaurant-Gecko’s Restaurant serving breakfast and dinner and bar open late
      • Outdoor heated pool
      • 24 hour Fitness Center
      • Warm Chocolate Chip Cookie upon arrival
      • Complimentary Parking
      • Complimentary Wi-Fi
      • Complimentary Hotel Shuttle – available to/from Airport and Host Hotel for Event

Any instructor wishing to be considered to teach at the IALEFI 43rd Annual Training Conference MUST submit a proposal with a LESSON PLAN.  The online submittal form can be found here.   Much of the information needs a simple one click response.  Use the Tab key to move throughout the form, avoid using the Enter key, this will submit the form before you have completed it.  You can also “save” your information as you go and come back to complete it if necessary.

We have added the option of presenting a 2 hour breakout session.  Examples of a 2 hour class: Writing instructional objectives (one hour lecture, one hour exercise).  Creating online learning on a budget using presentation apps, like PowerPoint.  Using PowerDMS (a document management system) for training, all types and ideas will be reviewed.

Instructor Proposal Form: Some of this information will appear in the 2024 ATC information, (if your proposal is selected), therefore, please provide the information as you would like to have it represented.

👉 Download Sponsorship & Media Order Registration Form

If you have something you’d like to share, let us know and we can work out details.

Since our members are directly involved in the purchasing process of their department, this is a prime opportunity to show and advertise your products. 

There are several different levels of sponsorship opportunities should you be interested in additional advertising venues.

The 2024 Memorial Pistol Match and Vendor Display will be held on Monday, September 16th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Exhibitors will be allowed to set up at the range starting at 11:00 a.m. If you have a shooting display, you will need to reserve your space.

An exciting opportunity is to sponsor a scholarship which will help an officer attend the conference who would otherwise be unable to attend due to agency funding or lack of personal funds. Scholarship sponsors will be recognized in “The Firearms Instructor” magazine for their generosity in helping someone attend this conference!

The exhibitor/display days are Sunday, September 15th, and optional on Monday, September 16, 2024 at the range, with training the remainder of the week.

The Exhibitor Displays will end at 5:00 p.m. on Monday after the pistol match, unless other arrangements have been made through LouAnn Hamblin who will serve as the on-site coordinator for exhibitors.

Register early so you can take advantage of the Sponsor Sign Board, this board is prominently displayed for the week listing all the ATC Sponsors that have signed on supporting you and the training during this week long event.

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please feel free to contact the IALEFI® office at (603) 524-8787,

To apply for a ATC Scholarship, you must be a member and your dues are current, submit a simple one page letter of need to the Scholarship Committee indicating why you need the scholarship and what you intend to do with the training information learned from the conference.  Requests should be on letterhead, only one request per Agency will normally be awarded. 

Submit your scholarship requests on Department / Agency letterhead, including all your contact information, indicate why you need the scholarship, and what you will do with the training information received at the Annual Training Conference.  

Only one scholarship award will be given per person. You are not eligible if you’ve been previously awarded an ATC scholarship. 

Email: with Scholarship Request on the Subject Line
Mail: – IALEFI Scholarship, 25 Country Club Rd, Ste 707, Gilford NH 03249

Download the IALEFI mobile app (available on iOS and Android) for your schedules and happenings.

The app will also allow you to take part in a special raffle available to everyone who visits and scans all exhibitor QR codes!

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