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NTOA Training

The NTOA’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence. Want to co-host NTOA training? Click here if you are authorized to contract for training on behalf of your agency.

TAC Talks

Featuring live and on-demand webinars on a wide variety of law enforcement and fire/EMS related topics, led by some of our nation’s leading subject-matter experts.

NTOA Academy - Sid Heal Tactical Command College

A dynamic learning experience using online, residency and experience-based tactical learning modules.


The NTOA has partnered with BrainHQ from Posit Science to offer a unique, one-of-a-kind program that impacts all branches of public safety.

Reviews and Assessments

Objective, third-party reviews and assessments conducted by specially selected industry subject matter experts perform in-depth evaluations of all aspects of tactical teams or critical incidents. Click for more information.

Physical Fitness Qualification (PFQ)

The objective of the NTOA SWAT Physical Fitness Qualification (PFQ) Test is to create a recommended fitness standard with universal applications for all SWAT operators.

Member Tested & Recommended Program

The NTOA Member Tested and Recommended Program has tested more than 2,000 products in real-world situations since 2003 and is regarded by many law enforcement agencies as paramount to their product purchasing decisions.


MIRACLE aims to help reduce the use of force and the incarceration rate of people experiencing  a mental health emergency, while simutaneously enhancing the safety of first responders.

The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center

(CRI-TAC) provides no-cost customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus communities throughout the United States.


The Passing of Brad Smith

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Brad Smith. Brad retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California after...