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NTOA's Annual CNT Conference


This year marks the 11th annual Crisis Negotiations Conference held by the National Tactical Officers Association. Each year’s conference provides a greater roster of talented and experienced speakers, and this year will be no different. Here is a review of last year’s CNT conference and the topics addressed by many of the speakers.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)

MACTAC-NextGen Active Shooter Response

By Ed Sanow

As the threat of terrorism escalates and the training of active shooters improves, the need for a next-generation active shooter response becomes more urgent. MACTAC is the answer to this need. MACTAC prepares officers for the possibility of multiple, possibly simultaneous terrorist attacks.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Mar/Apr 2011)

Everything You Need to Know About Less-lethal Options, Part 2

By Darin Dowe

When adopting a less-lethal program, agencies must acquire funding, consult other experienced SWAT teams, and establish policy and procedures for training and other considerations.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2009)

NTOA 25th Anniversary Conference

By William Harry Challans

Twenty-five years ago, some forward-thinking SWAT commanders from Los Angeles decided that not only local interagency training and development was a necessary mandate for this new law enforcement response to rising criminal violence, but that the need was nationwide.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2009)

The Tactical Tourniquet

By Eugene Nielsen

The rules have changed on tourniquet use. Always carry a tourniquet, one that is easily accessed and protected from the elements. Know how and when to use it. Always carry a good hemostatic agent. The life you save may be your own.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Nov/Dec 2013)

AMTEC Less-Lethal Systems Training Facility

By Mickey Davis, Jim Weiss

ALS did the right research, asked the right questions, and then spent the money for one of the best training facilities in the U.S. Unique among other training facilities, and the centerpiece of this new facility, is the Corrections Training Pod. Any department with a jail, detention facility, or holding block take note: This is the real deal.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2014)
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