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Announcing NTOA Section Chair Openings

NTOA Sections play a critical role in facilitating discussions, researching current issues and developing recommendations for the board of directors on contemporary and emerging trends in law enforcement special operations. NTOA sections are comprised of practicing...

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Board of Directors Election Results

The results of NTOA's election for Regional Directors are in! The winners for three-year terms, beginning in January 2018, are: Eastern Region: Incumbent Director Jason Behun ran uncontested in the Eastern Region. Det. Behun has 23 years of law enforcement experience....

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Phoenix Conference Scholarship Winners Announced

We are excited to announce scholarship winners for our 2017 tactical conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Again this year, the NTOA and its generous sponsors offered scholarships to “individual” members of NTOA. These scholarships cover the conference fee and room cost for...

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NTOA Announces New Executive Director

Doylestown, Pa. (June 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association is pleased to announce Cmdr. Thor Eells (ret.) as its new Executive Director. Eells brings a unique set of qualifications with an exceptional background in law enforcement, training and...

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2017 Educational Scholarship Winners Announced!

We congratulate the accomplished students who were awarded our 2017 "James Torkar Educational Scholarship." Each winner demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement and community service. This program benefits the children of members of the association and provides...

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National SWAT Study Results Released

In 2013, the NTOA identified the need for an assessment of U.S. SWAT operations to provide a more accurate depiction of the exemplary work done by law enforcement agencies. The NTOA contracted the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to research...

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