a follow-up to the successful inaugural conference, on Sept. 3–5, 2014 the
National Capital Region SWAT Association will host TacOps East Tactical Training
Conference and Exposition. This year’s event will take place only a few miles
from our nation’s capital at the Marriot Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va.
TacOps East will bring together tactical officers, corrections special
operation, hostage negotiators, military personnel, and any other type of law
enforcement officer wishing to improve their knowledge and connections.
year, the event attracted over 600 officers from more than 22 states. For an article
covering last year’s conference, see the Jan-Feb 2014 issue of Tactical Response Magazine or go to www.hendonpub.com,
Resources, and then Article Archives.
year’s conference will offer more than 50 training tracks from which attendees can
choose. Some of the instructor level courses include such courses as Chemical
Munitions Instructor (CTS & Defense Technologies), Distraction Device
Instructor (CTS & Defense Technologies), Less-Lethal Impact Munitions (CTS
& Defense Technologies) and Shotgun Breaching Instructor (CTS) and
PepperBall Instructor. The training courses also include two armorer courses,
AR-15 Armorer (Bushmaster) and Shotgun Armorer (Remington).
addition to all the great course offerings and the trade show, the event will
host a reception and comedy night for attendees, exhibitors and staff. This includes
dinner, drinks and the comedy of John DiResta and John Mulrooney. These are two
of the funniest guys you will ever see.
East is three days of training, networking and face-to-face trade show
exchanges. The conference fee, including dinner on the first night and lunch on
the second day is $249 (NCRSWAT members) or $299 (non-members). For full course
offerings, an up-to-date exhibitor listing, and complete online exhibitor and
attendee brochures, please visit the website. We look forward to seeing you at
the training conference, and, in the time in between, be safe and stay
Larry Beresnoy is the Executive Director
of the New York Tactical Officer’s Association and may be reached at
All photos by Laura Fogarty, Fogarty
Tactical Photography, www.laurafogartyphotography.com.