May20, 2020 To:              

The Board of Directors of the NC Tactical Officers Association regretfully must cancel the 2020 SWAT Symposium scheduled for June 3-5, 2020 at the Durham Hilton, 3800 Hillsborough Rd. Durham, NC 27705.  In order to remain compliant with the latest Executive Order from Governor Cooper, EO #141 Phase 2 Opening, the Phase 2 Opening does not legally allow us to gather in an indoor setting with more than 25 persons.The Board of Directors has decided to not reschedule,but instead concentrate on our SWAT Competition scheduled for November 4-6,2020 at the NC Justice Academy in Salemburg, NC.  We will be looking at conducting a Regional Training in August or September dependent on restrictions for training being lifted.  Points we need to consider areas follows:-       Refunds for Members-We will refund $15.00 of the registration fee to either the Individual or Agency that paid for the Symposium.  We will send the T-Shirts for the Symposium to the Individuals through their Agency if applicable.  We will coordinate that with a follow up email.-       Refunds for Vendors-We will refund all of their Sponsor Fees except $100.00.  This is because their advertisement is still on the Symposium T-Shirts we will be distributing.-       Presenters/Instructors-We will be moving forward with planning for the 2021 SWAT Symposium and would really like to get the current roster of Instructors and Topics for the 2021 Symposium.-       Business Meeting Topics-Nominations for the 2021-2023 Board of Directors for the NC Tactical Officers Association were going to be requested at the Symposium. Members interested in serving on the Board of Directors are requested to send a Letter of Interest and Resume to Rex Hatch, Secretary of the NCTOA.  These can be emailed to Rex at    or to the NCTOA Address at:  476 Shotwell Rd. Suite 102 Box 207, Clayton,NC 27520.  We will vote in person for the new Board of Directors at the Awards Ceremony for the 2020 SWAT Competition on Friday November 6, 2020 at the NCJA in Salemburg, NC.  The Awards Ceremony will start at 1300 hours.  Even if your Team is not competing, ALL Members are encouraged to attend the Awards Ceremony to participate in the voting.-       At the 2021 SWAT Symposium(TBD) March 2021, it will be hosted by the previous Board of Directors and Board of Directors will be transitioned in to take over April 1, 2021 according to our By-Laws.Again the Board of Directors wishes to thank every one for their patience and their cooperation in re-scheduling and now canceling the Symposium.  We are striving to give you the strongest and supportive Association to all of our Members and hope this situation that is beyond our control will not discourage you from attending future events and training.                                                                                                                   


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 800 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.