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NTOA’s 35th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show is Filling Quickly – Still Time to Register!

Several updates and a full lineup of incident debriefs and seminars are announced.

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 2018) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce several updates for its 35th Annual Law Enforcement Operations Conference, including the full lineup of incident debriefs, seminars and practical tracks. With less than a month until the conference starts, the NTOA encourages attendees to register soon as courses are filling up quickly.

This conference brings together internationally renowned instructors, cutting-edge approaches to challenges faced by officers, a first-class two-day trade show, and the opportunity to network and learn from peers over a six-day period.

More than 70 courses will be offered, including seminars, practical tracks and several contemporary incident debriefs. Topics include team management, risk mitigation, current case law and emerging trends in tactical operations. Attendees can choose from an outstanding selection of incident debriefs and seminars on patrol, leadership, current legal issues and many other topics. NTOA presenters are experienced and highly respected police leaders.

A few of the topics included in this year’s event are:

  • Route 91 Harvest Festival Debrief
  • The Norwegian Massacre 2011
  • MAGNUS Leadership for Specialized Units: An Application of Reversal Theory for Advanced Wellness and Resiliency
  • Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects: Legal Realities and Options
  • (Un)Common Leadership
  • Civil Unrest and Ambush on Police Debrief (Baton Rouge)
  • Millennials and Tactical Teams: Bridging the Gap
  • Critical Thinking and Condensed Time Decision-Making for the Team Leader
  • SWAT After Action Report
  • Critical Incident Management for Patrol
  • Aurora Theater Massacre

A complete agenda of practical tracks, seminars and incident debriefs can be viewed here:

New this year is the NTOA Hub, an area in the center of the trade show floor offering several events and services to conference attendees. One section of The Hub will feature general NTOA Q&A with conversations about membership, the Member Tested Program and other services offered by the association. An NTOA Academy representative will be on hand at another section to answer questions and provide insight into the program’s curriculum. The Hub also will host “Tac Talks,” 20-minute discussions on topics including incident response, SWAT standards and grant opportunities.

The conference will be held at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee from Sept. 16-21, 2018, and will be co-hosted by the Association of SWAT Personnel – Wisconsin. Conference attendees can register here: In order to make the Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show accessible to more members of the law enforcement community, the NTOA has expanded its registration options to include a two-day and one-day attendance package, in addition to the full-week conference package.

Conference lodging in Milwaukee is also open. NTOA conference attendees can book their stay at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center, Hyatt Regency Milwaukee or the SpringHill Suites Milwaukee Downtown.  Keep updated on the latest conference announcements by following the NTOA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

About the National Tactical Officers Association:

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence.