2023 SWAT Competition

The 2023 NCTOA SWAT Competition is fast approaching and will be here before we know it.  Teams have already begun to register so don't wait to get your slot in this event.

This year's competition will be held at Samarcand Training Academy located at 3600 Samarcand Rd, Jackson Springs, NC 27281.  This event will begin October 23rd at 1600 with a Team Leader meeting.  Competition events will begin October 24th and run through October 26th.  

Cost will be $400 per Team of 6-10 Operators and all room and board costs will be covered by Samarcand Training Academy/DPS (Which means it is FREE).

The Board Members and others helping with this event are excited and ready to see what Teams from across the State bring to the table during the events. There will be three registrations to complete, each with a different entity.  The Sandhills CC registration will have to be completed individually for EACH person attending the competition. All three of the registration links can be found in below and should be completed prior to the event.  

Team Leaders: You can have all of your attendees scan the QR code below and have them register at Sandhills CC as well

We have worked hard to get the website running and more efficient to navigate. If you have any questions or run into any issues, feel free to contact any of the Board Members and we will be more than happy to help in any way we can.
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.