2023 SWAT Competition

After 3 years of cancellations, covid, and other setbacks the 2023 SWAT Competition went off without a hitch and was a huge success.  We had a total of 6 teams and 82 operators who took part in 8 events.

This year's competition overall winners are:

1st Place: Durham Police Department
2nd Place: NC Highway Patrol
3rd Place: Currituck County Sheriff's Office

Congratulations to all of you for your motivation, drive, and willingness to compete.

A special Thank you to NCDPS and Samarcand for hosting this event. The facilities, food, and range were all well received, and the staff was accommodating and extremely helpful.

Another huge shout out to all of the vendors who supported us again this year and to Laura Fogarty for supplying many awesome pictures of the entire competition.
Mission Statement

The Mission of the North Carolina Tactical Officers Association is to increase the overall performance, moral and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing credible, proven, intense, realistic tactical training. The ultimate goals of the North Carolina Tactical Officers Association are:

Encourage a high level of professional competence among members, departments and agencies.

Encourage the record keeping of information and data of value in the field of Police tactics.

Encourage, motivate, exchange of ideas and information within the field of tactics.

Foster friendship and cooperation among the personnel from tactical team members, departments, and agencies.

Lend assistance and support in the formation of training programs.

Lend assistance and support in the development of new tactical teams.

Membership Benefits


NCTOA membership provides access to exclusive safety and training courses designed to strengthen you and your tactical team.


With over 200 active members, NCTOA provides an opportunity to connect and network with tactical officers from all over North Carolina.


Joining NCTOA will allow you access to restricted training locations.