Region VII – The Fight After The Fight – Solvang

February 27, 2020   |   Solvang, CA

Sponsored By: At Ease Program, Santa Barbara Police Foundation

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Hotel Corque
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93463

*Rooms are available for $108 per night*

Please mention the training class to receive the discounted rate.


NO POST credit given

It is a difficult time for the American police officer. A violent and aggressive war has been waged against law enforcement and it is killing our officers in astounding numbers. Police survival has never been a more vital subject of training than it is today. Thus, training is increasing and evolving to better equip officers with the tools necessary for survival of deadly encounters/critical incidents. Officers are trained to win the fight, but they are not taught how to win the fight that comes AFTER the fight, which is often the most difficult part. One of the most dangerous wars that police officers face is the war against post-traumatic stress (PTS). The focus of this presentation is to illustrate the importance of a survival mindset BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER a critical incident. An officer may possess all the vital tactical training needed to survive a deadly attack; however, if he/she does not possess a well-trained survival mindset, chances of survival decrease significantly. Officers will hear a riveting story that will challenge them to take an honest, hard look at their own mental toughness/will to survive and ponder the tough question of “Am I truly prepared?”

Registration Fees:
FREE – Sponsored By: At Ease Program, Santa Barbara Police Foundation

For group registration please call (916) 520-2243 or email

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

All sworn patrol personnel.

Officer Ann Marie Carrizales was born in San Clemente, California. Upon graduation, Carrizales enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as a Military Police Officer. In 1997, Officer Carrizales made Marine Corps history when she became the FIRST woman to represent the Marine Corps in the sport of amateur boxing. In 1999, Carrizales became the U.S. Women’s National Champion in her weight division and was ranked #1 in the country. In August of 2010, Officer Carrizales began employment with the Stafford (TX) Police Department. On October 26, 2013, Officer Carrizales initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by three members of a violent gang with ties to MS-13. While speaking with the driver of the vehicle, the front seat passenger opened fire, shooting her in the face and chest prior to fleeing. She immediately returned fire. While bleeding and in severe pain, she got back into her patrol vehicle and pursued the suspects. With the help of various police agencies and Houston Crime Stoppers, all three suspects were captured.