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Friendly Fire: Analyzing the Problem

April 29, 2011
As with accidental training deaths, LE needs to recognize that "friendly fire" tragedies are both needless and preventable. And the only acceptable goal in any/all accidental police deaths is their total elimination.

NTOA Offers Conference Scholarships to Officers

March 22, 2011
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is providing conference scholarships to deserving law enforcement officers. These scholarships are offered for NTOA's Tactical Operations Conference in Richmond, Va., from Sept. 18-23.

LaserLyte Introduces Rear-Sight Laser for Taurus Slim Pistols

January 5, 2011
LaserLyte has introduced the Rear Sight Laser (RSL) for Taurus Slim Pistols that allows operators to retain existing grips or internal stock parts.

Searching for Hidden Suspects

December 13, 2010
I'd say every SWAT team trains extensively on suspect searches with special emphasis on the terrain they're dealing with. Regardless of terrain type, every SWAT team must be adept at searching buildings and outdoor terrain.

Policing In Uncertain Times: The Future of SWAT

November 29, 2010
As a result of dramatically shrinking tax revenues, the public sector is now being forced to make unprecedented cuts across the board. I'm a strong advocate of SWAT being capable and versatile enough to handle a wide variety of assignments. SWAT teams need to stay active as their agencies tactical go-to specialists.

Networking Builds Professionalism

October 20, 2010
From its inception, SWAT has always recognized the importance of professionalism through training and networking — the twin concepts that anchor the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA).

Tactical Officers Honor Two SWAT Pioneers

September 22, 2010
Attendees of the NTOA conference starting Sunday have the rare privilege to be in the presence of two living legends of SWAT. Ron McCarthy and John Kolman made SWAT the respected "profession within a profession" that it is today.

Patrol Rifles for Female Officers

September 15, 2010

Don Alwes discusses long-gun options for female officers during POLICE-TREXPO East with Betsy Brantner-Smith, a Calibre Press Street Survival trainer. The video is courtesy of PoliceOne.

NTOA Tests and Recommends Insight Technology Products

July 8, 2010
Insight Technology receives exceptional rating from NTOA's Member Tested and Recommended Program. Products tested ranged from tactical lasers, illuminators, to thermal imaging equipment.

Tactical Officers Eligible For NTOA Scholarships

February 24, 2010
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) and several sponsors are offering scholarships to the association's Tactical Operations Conference in Pittsburgh, Penn., from Sept. 19-24.

SWAT Associations: Are You a Member?

October 20, 2009
SWAT is a special breed of dedicated volunteers who are tactically oriented, knowledgeable, trained, equipped, armed, and capable of handling any and all high-risk missions they're tasked with. Associations allow these like-minded individuals to share best practices as well as each other's company.

NTOA Honors Pittsburgh SWAT Officers

September 17, 2009
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) honored the actions of the Pittsburgh SWAT unit that responded to an April ambush that resulted in the deaths of three officers at the hands of a heavily armed 22-year-old gunman.

NTOA Recommends ATN NVM-14-3P Night Vision Monocular

September 3, 2009
American Technologies Network Corp. announced today that the National Tactical Officers Association has completed its review and testing of the ATN NVM-14-3P night vision monocular and has received an overall score of 4.51 out of a possible 5 in its member-tested-and-recommended-program ratings.

Patriot3 Giving Away Tactical Vehicle Through NTOA Grant Program

April 9, 2009
Through the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) Special Product Assistance for Needed Tactical Officers Assets (SPA) grants program, Patriot3 is giving away its demo RAID (Rescue, Access, Intervention, Deployment) vehicle equipped with the Liberator ETS (Elevated Tactics System).

Standardizing SWAT

March 1, 2009

Last year—40 years after the creation of SWAT teams—the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) established the first-ever national SWAT standards. That's something that many SWAT practitioners and observers consider long overdue.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

Active Shooters and SWAT

June 11, 2008
In Columbine’s wake, the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) developed the rapid deployment first-responder team tactic currently in use throughout the nation. But in many, if not most, departments, officers from the SWAT team conduct the active shooter training program.

NTOA Instructor Filmed on Final TruckVault Hero Hunt

February 15, 2008
TruckVault's final Hero Hunt of the 2008 airing season was completed this past week just outside of Fort Morgan, Colo. Greg Hall was selected as the final recipient of an all-expenses paid waterfowl hunt filmed with TruckVault's Xtreme Hunts show host Mark Kayser.

How to...Start a SWAT Team

March 1, 2003

Somewhere between the images, the perceptions, and accusations lies a truth: If ever an entity embodied the philosophy of "hope for the best, but plan for the worst," it is the SWAT unit.

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