16-21, 2018

Milwaukee, WI
The Wisconsin Center

Co-hosted by:


This rugged and unique city, located on the shores of Lake Michigan, is the perfect backdrop for the NTOA’s premier conference. Dubbed one of the 10 most exciting cities in America, Milwaukee is home to MillerCoors, Harley-Davidson, the soaring Milwaukee Art Museum, and a bustling food and arts scene along its two-mile RiverWalk.

This six-day event is jam-packed with hands-on training, seminars, incident debriefs and opportunities to network with leaders in the law enforcement community. Our two-day trade show features more than 250 vendors showcasing the latest technologies and products.

Conference FAQs

When and where will the 2019 Tactical Conference be held?

The 2019 Law Enforcement Operations Conference and Trade Show will be held in Orlando, FL August 18-24, 2019.

How do I register for the hotel(s)?


Please refer to the following page for website booking. BOOK NOW

What are the onsite registration hours and location for attendees?

Onsite registration will take place in the Orange County Convention Center, West Building – Hall E.

Saturday: 1400-1800
Sunday: 0800-1700

What are the Trade Show days, hours and location?

Trade Show Location

Orange County Convention Center

Trade show hours and setup hours are as follows:

Friday, August 16, 2019 – 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM (Large Exhibitor Move-In Only)
Saturday, August 17, 2019 – 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sunday, August 18, 2019 – 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Sunday – August 18, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – August 19, 2019 – 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

How do I contact my instructor if I have a question about class?

You may go to the student registration desk or the NTOA office and provide your identification so that your registration can be confirmed. Staff will then be able to provide you information to contact your instructor.

If I have my own car, can I drive to the training site or do I need to ride the bus?

You may drive directly to the training site. The addresses will be located in the conference app, under each specific track. Please be aware that many tracks change locations each day.

What equipment do I need to bring to conference?

Please click the link Courses, and then scroll down to the “Practical Tracks” section and click on the specific course you are interested in.

What is the shipping address for attendees’ gear and equipment?

Coming Shortly

I am a substitution/replacement for someone who has already registered, what do I need to do?

If you will be taking the exact same courses as the person you are replacing, complete steps 1-4 of the registration form. When you get to step 5, you will not need to register for any classes. Select that you are paying by purchase order and submit your registration. You will need to send an email to stating the name of the person you are replacing.


If you will not be taking the same courses as the person you are replacing, complete the registration form, select that you are paying by purchase order and submit your registration. You will need to send an email to stating the name of the person you are replacing.

Any questions or concerns, please contact Laura Gerhart at 800-279-9127 ext. 128

Can law enforcement, military or first responders walk the trade show for no charge?

Yes. Please go to the student registration desk and provide your government identification. NTOA staff will provide a pass to allow you access to the trade show. You may also attend the trade show seminars that are inside the trade show. Attendance is first-come, first-served.

Who can submit a workshop proposal for the NTOA Conference and how do I submit one?

Anyone can submit a proposal. You may email Laura Gerhart and ask that the proposal link be sent to you.