16-21, 2018

Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Convention 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.



How You’ll Learn

Three methods of training:

Practical Training

This portion of the conference is hands-on training designed to teach both core and advanced tactical skill sets and can range from 8 to 32 hours, depending upon the track. These courses may include some classroom lecture, but are mostly interactive and physically demanding. They also require participants to bring their own equipment and firearms to class.

Seminar Training

This portion of the conference is lecture-based training, which may include some tabletop exercises and group discussions. Seminar-based courses are typically 2 or 4 hours, and may be offered multiple times throughout the week.


Incident Debriefs

This portion of the conference is lecture-based training, but focuses primarily on lessons learned and current trends affecting our society and the law enforcement community. You will hear firsthand from the officers involved in these situations and how they were handled.


Over 60 courses to choose from, many offered multiple times.

Courses include:

Prevailing in an Unconventional Gunfight Utilizing Barricade Hides

Less-Lethal Instructor Certification

Patrol Counter Ambush

Active Shooter Instructor Certification

High-Risk Warrant Service

Police Sniper Response to a Public Venue

Embrace the Suck and Dare to be Great

Suicidal Jumper Rescue

High-Risk Warrant Service Scouting

Barricade Operations

Various Firearms Courses

Vehicle Engagements

MAGNUS Leadership

Legal Liability Concepts

Tactics and the OODA Loop

Incident and Command Post Operations

Several Incident Debriefs

Pricing Packages


Full Week

$479 Member

$499 Team Member

$549 Non-Member


Two Day

$219 Member

$219 Team Member

$249 Non-Member


One Day

$109 Member

$109 Team Member

$129 Non-Member


Please note that the NTOA is moving its headquarters to Colorado Springs, CO. from Feb 23 through March 7. There will likely be delays in responses to inquiries. Thank you for your patience.