2023 Symposium

The 2023 NCTOA Symposium was a successful event this year. We had great instruction delivered by an outstanding group of Instructors. The feedback received was positive and it appeared that a lot of thought-provoking concepts and tactics were learned.

The main point of contention for most was the registration process. This is one major factor that is being looked into for some adjustments to make this process less painful in the future. Please work with us as we try to streamline the process for future registrations.

Please begin the process of requesting to attend the upcoming 1st Annual 2 Man SWAT Challenge being held in Currituck County on April 12th through April 14th. The registration fee is $200 for a two-man team. Agencies are limited to 2 teams and the Challege is limited to 15 total teams, so slots are limited. This event will test you in ways we have not been accustomed to and will be an awesome time of networking and brotherhood. Events like these foster conversation that may change the course of future tactics and expand on the list of fellow operators to contact from across the State.

It is never too early to begin preparing for the 2023 SWAT Challenge being held at the Samarcand Training Center in October. We are hoping for a great turnout and would love to see 12 Teams present to take part in the events.

Thank you for your dedication to the Association, your Team members, and your communities you protect. Be safe


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.