2020 Annual Training Conference
September 28th – 30th, 2020
$250 per attendee.
DoubleTree by Hilton: 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio
Golf Outing – Kings Mill Golf Course – 2500 Berringer Road, Waldo, Ohio
The Ohio NARCO Board would like to welcome everyone to the 2020 NARCO conference and announce this year’s conference speakers Alex Collins, Ray Donovan, and Ed Calderon. Alex Collins, a San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy, will tell his story about survival after being critically wounded during a shootout with fugitive Christopher Dorner, an ex-Los Angeles police officer. Ray Donovan, a US DEA chief in New York, will share his experience from the investigation and capture of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman. Ed Calderon is an expert in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime, and public safety in Mexico. Ed will discuss current Cartel trends as they relate to the protection of America’s borders. We look forward to seeing the NARCO and OTFCA members on September 28th – 30th, 2020.
Alex joined the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department in 2007. He graduated from the academy, served time at the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center and was eventually stationed in Big Bear. Alex’s two older brothers are also on the department which helped lead him into a career in law enforcement.
In February of 2012, Alex was critically injured in the shootout that ended the manhunt for Christopher Dorner. At the time of the shooting, Alex was an acting detective at the Big Bear station. He was also on family leave because his wife had just given birth to their first child just two and a half weeks prior.
In the shootout, Alex was shot four times in the face, arm, chest, and leg. After about a month in the hospital, 20 surgeries, and physical therapy, Alex returned to work full duty just seven months after the shooting. Alex is currently a Sergeant with the Morongo station and was previously a Detective with the Criminal Intelligence Division. He is also a member of the departments SWAT team. Alex will tell the story about the days leading up to the end of the manhunt as well as the day of and moments before the shooting. He will talk about how his Will to Survive instincts kicked in and how he vowed to keep on fighting. He will talk about his survival, rehabilitation, and determination to get back to work.
For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter-narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.
Ed Calderon’s study in to the indigenous Méxican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the worlds preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that have come out of Mexico. Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise with members of federal law enforcement agencies including the FBI and BORTAC, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kopaska , Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.
Currently, Ed travels North America doing security consulting and conducting seminars and private training courses in anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region specific executive protection work and unconventional edged weapons work.