Current News

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....

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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 the NTOA into its...

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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 and provides...

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Are you ready? Join the 2023 PFQ Fitness Challenge!

PFQ Fitness Challenge – May 2023 The NTOA Physical Fitness section is hosting its third online Physical Fitness Qualification (PFQ) Challenge during the entire month of May 2023. Operators who successfully max the PFQ test with 50 points will have their name and...

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