Events Calendar

LE Pistol/Carbine

July 13, 2019 to July 14, 2019 - High Point PD training facility
Xray Alpha will provide a mobile training team to conduct open enrollment LE only course at
High Point Police Department training facility with a custom designed training program. The
focus will be tactical shooting with rifle and carbine.

Xray Alpha Provided

Instructors: 2 instructors
Consumable Materials: Target Tape, Staples, Steel Paint, Spray Glue and other training aids
Targets: 200 IPSC Targets, 60 Target Stands, 6 C-Zone Static Steel Targets, 6 Falling Steel
Targets, 8 Walls/Barricades

Individual Equipment

Patrol Carbine (unmagnified optic preferred), Pistol, Pistol Belt or Duty Belt, Holster w/ 2 pistol
and 1 rifle mag pouch minimum, Eye and Ear Protection. Bring Lunch and water to the Range
each day.
1000 Carbine/1000 Pistol

Course Description

Xray Alpha rifle/pistol course is designed to enhance the individual officers’ hard skills and
provide him or her the tools to continue to develop as a professional gun handler and
tactician. This training course is a 2-day live fire high volume training that will briefly refresh
pistol and carbine fundamentals and progress rapidly into more advanced skills that are
necessary for officers to win critical incidents. This course will also give officers the ability to
understand measuring performance and how to train effectively maximizing time and


Course will be limited to 18 officers.


July 23, 2019 to July 25, 2019 - Virginia International Raceway 1245 Pine Tree Rd Alton VA 24520
The class is designed to provide training to instructors who will run training in your perspective department.
The class covers all aspects of reality-based training and provides product information, program
development, scenario design and implementation, instructor development and procedures to run training
safely. Officers/Agents/Operators are injured enough on the street; they should not be injured in training.
Officers/Agents/Operators can obtain additional information and register for the class on the web: Class size is limited so early registration is recommended. Officers/Agents/Operators
will receive a confirmation letter along with an equipment list. Class start at 8 a.m. local time.
Course tuition: Law Enforcement $620.00 each
Military $495.00 each
Re-certification $320.00 each
SIMUNITION® will provide pistol conversion kits as well as their associated equipment. SIMUNITION®
will also provide basic protective equipment, all training ammunition as well as training aids such as training
impact weapons and inert chemical agents. If you choose to bring your own converted weapon(s) please see
your instructor before the course starts.
For further information regarding the course please feel free to contact Simunition® at 800-465-8255.
To register for the course please visit
Host Agency information may be obtained from:
Clayton Myers at 434-822-7700 ext. 111 or email
Equipment Requirements
In the SIMUNITION® Scenario Instructor and Safety Certification Course, the goal is to train as close as
possible to reality. Students should bring to the course all of the duty operational equipment which he or she
would normally wear; this should include a duty-belt or other personal tactical equipment including taclights, hand-cuffs/keys and appropriate footwear. Live OC, Taser and impact weapons are not needed. The
first day will be spent in the classroom in casual, comfortable attire. The final two days will be spent
conducting Scenario-based training. It is during this time that the students will need his or her personal
operational clothing and equipment.
TRAINING SITE AT ANY TIME DURING THE COURSE! Students should also bring athletic and seasonal outdoor clothing, wrap around ANSI-approved eye protection, long sleeve BDU’s or coveralls, Nomex or other type of protective gloves, a cap or hat, notebook and pen. SIMUNITION® will provide pistol conversion kits as well as their associated equipment. SIMUNITION® will also provide basic protective equipment, all training ammunition as well as training aids such as training impact weapons and training gas.

Less Lethal Instructor Course

July 30, 2019 to August 2, 2019 - Wake County Sheriff’s Office 2300 Law Enforcement Drive Raleigh, NC 27610
Date: July 30-Aug 2, 2019

Host Agency: Wake County Sheriff’s Office
Class Info POC:
800-347-1200 Opt Training

All Courses Provide Instructor Development For In-Service Training, Including Reviews Of Policy Development And Civil/Criminal Liabilities. Safariland Training Group Supplies All Munitions For Live-Fire Exercises.

OC Aerosol Projectors ICP 8 hrs – 1st Day
Tuition: $ 100.00
 Oleoresin Capsicum Formulations / Carriers
 Projectors / Propellants / Delivery Systems
 Effectiveness / Safety / Liability Factors
 Criteria for Selection
 Operational Guidelines / Practical Exercises
 Decontamination / First Aid
 Officer Survival Techniques
 Integrated Use of Force Options
 Deployment Methods
 Tactics for Surviving an OC Attack
 Contamination Exercises

Less Lethal Impact Munitions ICP 8 hrs – 2nd Day
Tuition: $ 275.00
 Introduction to Specialty Impact Munitions
 Weapons and Munitions: 12ga. / 37mm / 40mm
 Single Projectiles / Multiple Projectiles
 Operational Considerations - Skip Fire / Direct Fire
 Crowd Control Considerations (open and contained)
 Single Target Acquisition / Dynamic Entry Support
 Physiological / Psychological Effects
 Incident Case Studies / Liability Consideration
 Test Data: Blunt Trauma / Ballistics and Energy
 Development of Policy and Procedures
 Live Firing Exercises / Operational Scenarios

Chemical Munitions ICP 8 hrs – 3rd Day
Tuition: $ 350.00
 Types and Forms of Chemical Agents (CN/CS/OC)
 Technological advancements in Pyrotechnics, Blast, and Aerosol Munitions
 Escalation of Chemical Deployment
 Crowd Control Principles / Outdoor Considerations
 Barricade Subject / Space Denial
 Powder OC / CN / CS
 Contamination Exercises
 Tactical Deployment of Hand Held Grenades, and 37 mm/40mm Launchers
 Techniques and Tactical Considerations
 Decontamination / First Aid / Protective Masks

Distraction Devices ICP 8 hrs – 4th Day
Tuition: $ 350.00
 Introduction to Explosives
 Distraction Devices: Types and Nomenclature
 Reloadable and Non-Reloadable Devices
 Decibels / Candela / P.S.I.
 Overpressure: Cause and Effect / Anderson Blasgage
 Handling / Storage / Rendering Safe
 Tactical Deployment / Safety Considerations
 Incident Case Studies
 Gripping, Handling and Deployment Drills
 Live Firing Exercises / Operational Scenarios

If you register for all 4 days then you get a discounted rate of $895.00.


Patrol Vehicle CQB

August 6, 2019 to August 6, 2019 - Oak Grove Training Facility Hoffman NC

Join us for a free training day at Oak Grove Technologies training center. Additional details, required gear and round count to be announced shortly.Host Agency: Wake County

Mechanical Breacher Certification

August 20, 2019 to August 21, 2019 - Oak Grove Training Facility Hoffman NC
Description: This OGT Mechanical Breacher Course is designed to provide tactical operators with the tools and skills necessary to effectively analyze a target and determine the safest and most effective means of providing a positive breach.

Topics will include target analysis, tools and equipment, mission planning and advantages/limitations of specific breaching methods. Targets will include doors (inward and reverse opening)-wood/aluminum clad/steel/mobile home/security doors/windows and garage doors.


Mechanical breaching overview
Cut-saw/chainsaw breaching
Bolt and wire cutter application
Hydraulic breaching
Thermal (torch) breaching
Ballistic (shotgun) breaching
Security door vehicle pulls

Explosive Breacher Recertification

September 9, 2019 to September 11, 2019 - Oak Grove Training Facility Hoffman NC
Description: This OGT Explosive Breacher Recertification/Refresher Course is a 3-day block of instruction for law enforcement and military personnel who have previously completed explosive breacher training. This course was established for current explosive breachers that are required to maintain their certification to ensure their technical skills are current and up to date. Our instructors are subject matter experts with scores of real world operational law enforcement explosive breaches. Our instructors are current and retired Master Breachers from the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).


Charge calculation review
Overpressure concerns (internal/external)
Minimum safe distances
Advanced target analysis (to include· multiple scenario's)
Current charge placement tactics and techniques
No/Low-light breaching operations
Medical issues and concerns
Advanced charge construction and configuration (doors/walls/gunports)
Current trends in breaching
A substantial number of scenario based runs to include all aspects of the breaching process (planning, target analysis, charge construction, medical, placement and execution)
Review of real world breaching evolutions (good and bad)

Basic Sniper

September 23, 2019 to September 27, 2019 - Oak Grove Training Facility Hoffman NC
Details: This is a challenging course that will focus on the effective deployment and use of a handheld and weapon mounted light for pistol and carbine. Teaching to think omni-directional and making use of cover and concealment. The course elevates to light usage in a stressful, uncertain tactical environment. The student must have a very good foundation with basic handgun and carbine handling skills prior to attending this challenging class. We use a building block approach to build the needed confidence in each student to progress into more assertive movement, speed and communication. These concepts taught will provide the foundation necessary to prevail in a low light deadly force encounter.

Training Topics:

Review of the fundamentals of marksmanship
The Importance of safe firearms handling under low light
Correction of grip, stance and trigger control issues under low light
Reloading in low light
Transitioning with a malfunction in low light
Handheld flashlight techniques
Firearms mounted flashlight techniques
Movement techniques
Position to position
Shooting on the move

Multiple target engagement tactics
One handed weapon operation/manipulation
Unsupported shooting
The importance of communication in low light

Location: North Carolina Justice Academy, 200 West College St., Salemburg, NC

Class Coordinator: Ron Pastino,, Cell (919) 909-3631

SWAT Team Leader Development

2/6/2023 thru 2/10/2023Goldsboro, - 3114 Wayne Memorial Dr. Goldsboro, NC 27534
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who are responsible for deploying in the capacity as a SWAT Team Leader or as a supervisor who is responsible for the training and deployment of tactical teams. The focus of this training will be on pre incident training, planning, organizing, and the tactical decision-making process used in the resolution of high-risk operations. Also included in the curriculum is an overview of SWAT training topics including selection and testing, training issues and liability, national SWAT standards and critical incident reviews. Practical applications will consist of scouting and planning warrants, small team planning, tactics used in the resolution of critical incidents, and the review of tactical incidents and videos. Attendees willparticipate in-group discussions, write operations orders, and develop training plans, plus critique and evaluate tactics anddecisions based on a principle based SWAT decision-making process.

*** It is highly recommended that students bring a laptop computer to class.

NTOA Individuals Members:$710.00
Non-Member (includes 1-year individual membership)Online:$765.00
Registration Deadline: 1/9/2023
Course Number: 20230280
Co-Host Point of Contact: Lieutenant Rex
Nearest Airport is Raliegh/Durham
Hotel Suggestion: Home2 Suites by Hilton2613 N Park Drive Goldsboro, NC 27534Phone #:919-947-1622

Cancellation Policy: Student will receive full refund of any paid fee if cancelled in writing 30+ days prior to course start.NTOA will charge $100cancellation fee if written notice is received less than 30 days prior to course start.No written notice, no refund. Qualifiedsubstitutions are always acceptable. NTOA reserves the right to cancel a course 30 days prior to the start date. We will notify youimmediately if this occurs.


2022 NCTOA Swat sniper competition

October 11-13 - NCDPS Training academy at Samarcand


North Carolina Tactical Officers Police Sniper Team Challenge The purpose of the Challenge

Police Snipers have special abilities, training, and equipment within their Department. This requires learning, exchanging ideas and repetitiously practicing of these skills. It's the Police Sniper's Responsibility to deliver discriminatory, highly accurate rifle fire to neutralize a threat and bring normalization to their community.To enhance these abilities, their proficiency and safety of the professional Police Sniper, it’s done through education, support and information sharing.  To that end, North Carolina Tactical Officer’s Association feel it is our responsibility to ensure that we provide that training, as well as testing the skills of the individual responsible as arole of a Police Sniper and also working as a Team of the Police Sniper and Observer The challenge incorporates a wide variety of scenarios and exercises designed to test their abilities, working as a team and at the same time enhancing their skill set.

Topics covered:
Review of safety procedures and range rules Review of weapon systems and gear Cold bore/cold shooter Range estimation Stress fire exercise Low light shooting Introduction to night vision  Target discrimination  Calculation and application of shooting solutions Angle shooting exercise Movement exercises Sniper and observer communication Positional shooting Equipment Needed:

Required equipment each shooter will need:
Sniper rifle with ranging reticle scope, sling and 150 rounds rifle ammo Handgun with two magazines and 50 rounds handgun ammo Full kit/tactical gear for deploying as Sniper/Observer Team Concealable soft body armor or plate carrier Duty or tactical belt with pouches for riflemags, pistol mags and handcuffs Duty uniforms Handcuffs and key Small calculator Data book or paper and pens Small tape measure Eye and ear protection

Recommended equipment for each shooter:
Ballistic computer Rifle pack or backpack Gloves Flashlight and/or Head lamp Hydration system

 Required team equipment:
Range Finder Ranging spotting scope 

Recommended team equipment:
Kestrel or similar device Shooting sticksTripodRifle rests/ supports Night vision equipment 

All weapons must be duty issued or department approved (no tricked out or competition specific weapons will be permitted) 

Event Names:
Cold Shot
Boxed In
Know your limits
Alternate Universe
Luck of the Draw
You are In
Range Director’s Cup 
Night fire (Stand alone event)
Also there is no charge for this event and the food meals and lodging are free at SAMARCAND.
Registration link:


December 5-9, 2022 Durham Tech Community College
SWAT 1 Class
This course is designed to provide training in topics related to tactical preparation or response activities. Course topics may include, but are not limited to, situational shooting techniques, officer survival, responding to crimes in progress, electrical and hazardous devices, domestic violence intervention, impact weapons and procedures, diversionary tactics & distraction devices, subject control, critical incident management, firearms for private protective services, responding to civil disorders, chemical munitions, high risk entry techniques, special weapons and tactics, sniper training, high area protection, tracking, search and rescue, rapid deployment, rappelling, ballistic shields, armed prisoner transport, cell extraction, diver certification training for law enforcement, and tactical response for SWAT medics.

Register here

ALERTT Train the trainer level 1

March 28-31, 2023 Location:   Currituck County Cooperative Extension Center120 Community Way#120, Barco, NC 27917
Two Officer Tactical Team Challenge Competition Dates:
Tuesday,March 28th, 2022, 1700 Welcome Speaker and Competition Brief Wednesday.
March 29th & Thursday, March 30th: Full Days of Competition
Friday,March 31st: Half Day of Competition followed by Vendor Fair, Meet and Greet and Awards Ceremony 1800 hours.
Location: Currituck County Cooperative Extension Center 120 Community Way #120, Barco, NC 27917
Competition:Varietyof Firearms Stages Land Navigation Waterborne Challenge
Cost:$200.00Per Team
More information and registration info forthcoming.

2023 SWAT Symposium

March 14-16, 2023 at the Durham Hilton
 Brothers and Sisters, we are eagerly anticipating the 2023 NCTOA SWAT Symposium scheduled for March 14-16, 2023.  

We have again reserved the Durham Hilton at 3800 Hillsborough Rd.  Durham, NC 27705.  
Please register for your room through this link:
The telephone number is (919) 383-8033.

The check-in will be on March 13, 2023 and check-out on March 16, 2023.

Please register with Durham Technical Community College using this link: 

This is the list of Classes and Speakers for the SWAT Symposium: 
KEYNOTE:  Mandalay Bay Las Vegas Active Shooter/elevated Attack
N&F  Training, Vehicle Assault/Ambush Live Fire (8 Hours)
  Durham  SET, Sniper Refresher Live Fire (8 Hours)
Tactical  Medic, TBA (4 Hours) 
 CALLOUT  DINNER FBI  Ambush with ICAC Suspect   

 Please Contact RexHatch, Secretary of the NCTOA to register for the Symposium and as soon as all classes are confirmed we will post them so you can sign up through Rex. Please include your T-Shirt sizes for your Symposium Shirts.  Rex’s email is:   

Regional SWAT training

December 12 and 13 2022 Wilson Community College

There is Regional SWAT Training being held Wilson Community College December 12th and 13th, 2022.

Registration Link