National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer Training Seminars at SHOT Show 2018

National Tactical Officers Association - NTOA at SHOT Show 2018

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer Training Seminars at SHOT Show 2018

The NTOA will offer four seminars and one full day of critical incident debriefs to registered SHOT Show attendees who serve in law enforcement or the military.

Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – ( – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) will once more offer SHOT Show attendees the opportunity to participate in NTOA training seminars. As part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements. A one-time registration fee of $25 gives attendees access to all 2018 LEEP courses, except for the full-day Critical Incidents Debriefs, which has a separate $89 registration fee.

National Tactical Officers Association at SHOT Show 2018

Attendees must be law enforcement or military and registered through SHOT Show to attend the incident debriefs and LEEP programs.

“Our seminars continue to be sold out and are some of the most highly demanded LEEP sessions year after year during SHOT Show. This year we are returning with more seminars and have partnered with SHOT Show to offer a special full day of critical incident debriefs. Any law enforcement officer or military personnel who attends our sessions will leave with a full toolbox to help them tackle today’s pressing challenges,” commented Thor Eells, NTOA’s executive director.

The NTOA will be offering the following seminars:

A Day of Critical Incident Debriefs

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018

Marcello 4505

0800 – 1700

The NTOA and SHOT Show have teamed up to bring you a full day of critical incident debriefs. Subject matter experts from around the United States will provide a detailed analysis of several recent major critical incidents. Agencies continue to be challenged with incidents that test their response capability and their capacity to recover from resource-draining circumstances. This seminar will focus on sharing lessons learned from the perspective of patrol, SWAT and command-level personnel on such issues as communication, policy, equipment, and pre-event training and exercises. The daylong event will help attendees identify the delta between what your agency is prepared for and the realities of critical incidents.

Super Session – Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018

Marcello 4402

0815 – 1015

This course will present many of the top 20 tactical concepts that are important for every officer, team member, team leader and team commander. These concepts are applicable to patrol critical incidents and SWAT operations. The concepts will be delivered through the use of lecture, class discussion, incident debriefs and videos. Students will come away with a better appreciation of concepts, such as safety priorities, officer jeopardy, opportunity, the 4Cs, space and time, tactical pause, tactical aim points, soft skills (de-escalation) and scenario based/integrated training.

Super Session – Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Marcello 4402

0815 – 1015

Active shooter events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies. This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response. The NTOA’s Active Shooter program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront and neutralize the threat and save lives.

Super Session – Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Marcello 4402

0815 – 1015

This course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Marcello 4402

1045 – 1215

Terrorism, police ambushes and active violence incidents have changed the expectations placed on patrol officers today. This seminar will explore what’s being taught in basic law enforcement academies today, the delta in tactical response training and steps that agencies can take to improve their own training capabilities.

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For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

About the National Tactical Officers Association:

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence.