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2019 Inaugural Conference on Violence

April 25th – 27th, Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center, Tulsa, OK


If you work in law enforcement, the military, corrections, security, executive protection, carry a gun for self defense, or are simply a person interested in understanding, identifying, and avoiding the criminal culture, mindset, and their propensity for violent behavior, then you need to attend this conference. We are bringing two of the leading experts in a variety of disciplines related to criminal culture and behavior. You will receive up to 16 hours of lecture training from these experts and leave with a better understanding of identifying, avoiding, and dealing with violent criminal behavior. Additionally, you can join us to listen as a panel of survivors recount their experiences and view a special screening of the movie "Dinkheller", the true story of an event which is still taught in law enforcement circles 21 years after it happened. Silent auctions will be held over these 3 days to benefit the Oklahoma Chapter of Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.).


The Instructors:

Dr. William Aprill, Aprill Risk Consulting - William Aprill is a licensed mental health professional with over 15 years’ experience across the continuum of care. He presently maintains a private practice and consultancy specializing in post-traumatic interventions and other disciplines.

William is a former deputy sheriff (Orleans Parish, LA, Criminal Sheriff’s Office) and Special Deputy US Marshal (Eastern District of Louisiana). He is a decorated competitive shooter and has taught civilian, law enforcement, and military personnel in various fighting skills since 1990.

William maintains an active schedule both as student and teacher, having been instructor-rated by several top-tier trainers and studying under many of the most influential members of the combative arts community.

Under the auspices of Aprill Risk Consulting, William has presented his material on violent criminals and their decision-making, defensive incident aftermath, mindset development and defensive preparedness locally and nationally, including at the Annual Conference  of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors (IALEFI), Rangemaster Tactical Conference, Tactical Response Alumni Weekend, and at Paul-E-Palooza, the memorial conference and fundraiser for the family of the late Paul Gomez.

CLEET accredited for 8 MT hours, and 2 Mental Health hours

Varg Freeborn, One Life Defense, LLC - Varg Freeborn is a author, fitness coach, violence educator and lethal force firearms instructor widely known for his unique background in the violent criminal underworld. His breadth of real experience is unmatched in criminal violence education.

He is widely regarded for his work in the arena of criminal violence education. His talks and instruction provide compelling insight into the world of extreme criminal violence. Unlikely most educators and trainers, Varg spent his entire youth and young adulthood living and participating in the criminal underworld. Many of those years were spent immersed in criminal combat culture.

Upon leaving that life behind, Varg made up for lost time by applying himself to the martial arts, boxing, personal fitness training, and most importantly to gunfighting. Due to his unique skill set and experience he has worked for, trained under and with, some of the best gunfighters in the world including national level SWAT trainers, U.S. Special Forces veterans, and foreign Special Forces combat instructors. He has been granted access to closed law enforcement training, and police training facilities. When coupled with his documented experience with extreme violence, his training and experience arguably spans a wider spectrum than any other instructor in the field of civilian criminal violence today.

As a speaker, his raw and unique style pulls no punches as he captures the attention of his audience by “telling it like it is”. Drawing on his personal life, he shares with his audience the inner world of the violent criminal that only can be explained from someone who has not only studied the science behind violence, but has also lived it and participated in it. With direct experience in the legal field, the gun and personal-defense industries, and several years as a professional fitness coach and several years as a combat athlete, Varg not only has the legitimate street cred of experience, but also a well-rounded education and professional resume.

Varg’s insights and influence have had widespread impact on the training industry.  His personal experience with violence and training have enabled him to develop and test a unique instructional program that has advanced the capabilities of hundreds of people.  His goal is to help people defeat violent criminals physically and prevail during the legal, social, and psychological aftermath.

CLEET accredited for 8 MT hours

Special Events


Survivors’ Panel – Join survivors of violent encounters as they tell their stories. Learn their perspectives on violence before the event and, if it did, in what ways the experience changed how they think and act today. The Panel will be chaired by a special guest to be announced soon.

CLEET accredited for 2 MT hours

“Dinkheller” Movie, Patrick W. Shaver (Director of “Officer Involved”) – Join us for a special screening of a feature-length documentary film to learn the true story behind the most infamous police LOD shooting in recent American history. This film will change how LE academies and agencies teach this event to their Officers. The story isn’t what you’ve been told, and the truth will shock you when you hear it. Prior to the showing of the movie, Mr. Shaver will discuss his background, and how the movie came to be.  Afterward, the audience is invited to participate in a Q&A discussion of the movie and the story it tells.

“Twenty years ago, Georgia Deputy Kyle Dinkheller was brutally murdered along a cold stretch of highway in rural Georgia in what has become the most infamous police dash cam video ever captured. The footage itself has been seen around the world millions of times, often attached to false stories and rumors. In 2017, one police officer sought to understand who that deputy was outside of one bad day and, in doing so, found a seed of truth that turned a short film into a feature-length investigation.” -

Winner of Best Documentary Directing, CO Int’l Film Festival & Nominated Best Documentary Feature, NYC Int’l Film Festival


CLEET accredited for 3 MT hours


The price of the conference varies, depending upon the sessions for which you wish to sign up. See the guide below.

Full Conference Registration, Two Days - $300
One Day Only - $175
Survivors’ Panel - $25 with half of proceeds to benefit Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)
“Dinkheller” documentary - $25 with half of proceeds to benefit Concerns Of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)

A $100 non-refundable deposit option is available. VISIT OUR WEB STORE TO PAY AND REGISTER.
Make your selections carefully based upon the following schedule:
Thursday            Registration & Silent Auctions open at 7am 
                            8am to 5pm – “Unthinkable” by Dr. William Aprill
                            7pm to 9pm – Survivors’ Panel
Friday                  Registration & Silent Auctions open at 7am
                            8am to 5pm – “Unthinkable” by Dr. William Aprill
                            8am to 5pm – “Violence of Mind” by Varg Freeborn
                            7pm to 10pm – “Dinkheller”, a documentary film by Patrick W. Shaver, the Director of “Officer Involved”
Saturday             8am to 5pm – “Violence of Mind” by Varg Freeborn
                            Silent Auctions close at 12:30pm
Registration Opening Soon (Law Enforcement agencies may register attendees by PO, with draft due at Net 30 days. Email us for more information at
Exhibition & Sponsorship packages available by downloading and submitting the document below


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