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 30 years of service. He was a handler and trainer for West Covina for 25 years and a SWAT dog handler for 18 years....

Remembering SWAT Legend Ron McCarthy

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ron McCarthy, who died November 24, 2023, surrounded by his family. Considered a “SWAT legend,” Ron was one of the original directors of the NTOA’s board and played an integral role in shaping...

2023 Educational Scholarship Winners Announced

We congratulate the accomplished students who were awarded our 2023 “James Torkar Educational Scholarship.” Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and community service. This program benefits the children of members of the association...