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NTOA Adds The Ryker Grip To Its Member Tested And Recommended Program

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Ryker Grip

The National Tactical Officers Association has recently added the Ryker Grip to its Member Tested and Recommended Program, which is intended to assist NTOA members in selecting functional products avaiable to the tactical community. Quotes from NTOA members about the Ryker Grip include:

“The [Ryker] Grip is hands down a game changer in the AR/Shotgun manipulation business. It may look a little silly, but it is violently effective. Most drills with the M4 were hostage rescue and the accuracy and quickness between multiple targets was phenomenal.”

“I have deployed my rifle on scene multiple times with the [Ryker] Grip and honestly; I never knew it was there because it just felt right.”

“The grip has an ergonomic feel to it and after several hundred rounds fired, I did notice less fatigue on my support hand and arm allowing for longer time on target and faster target acquisition.”


The Ryker Grip is a unique, side-mounted forward grip for long guns. Designed to be biomechanically optimized, the grip’s offset nature is reported to aid shooters in improving weapon accuracy and stability, as well as target acquisition and recoil management.

The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) to Offer Training Seminars at SHOT Show 2018

Friday, December 1st, 2017

NTOA will offer four seminars and one full day of critical incident debriefs to registered SHOT Show attendees who serve in law enforcement or the military.


Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association
(NTOA) will once more offer SHOT Show attendees the opportunity to participate in NTOA training seminars. As part of the Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP), participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion, confirming course participation and documenting their training. The LEEP program focuses on the most contemporary law enforcement challenges and technology advancements. A one-time registration fee of $25 gives attendees access to all 2018 LEEP courses, except for the full-day Critical Incidents Debriefs, which has a separate $89 registration fee.

Attendees must be law enforcement or military and registered through SHOT Show to attend the incident debriefs and LEEP programs.

“Our seminars continue to be sold out and are some of the most highly demanded LEEP sessions year after year during SHOT Show. This year we are returning with more seminars and have partnered with SHOT Show to offer a special full day of critical incident debriefs. Any law enforcement officer or military personnel who attends our sessions will leave with a full toolbox to help them tackle today’s pressing challenges,” commented Thor Eells, NTOA’s executive director.

The NTOA will be offering the following seminars:

A Day of Critical Incident Debriefs
Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Marcello 4505
0800 – 1700
The NTOA and SHOT Show have teamed up to bring you a full day of critical incident debriefs. Subject matter experts from around the United States will provide a detailed analysis of several recent major critical incidents. Agencies continue to be challenged with incidents that test their response capability and their capacity to recover from resource-draining circumstances. This seminar will focus on sharing lessons learned from the perspective of patrol, SWAT and command-level personnel on such issues as communication, policy, equipment, and pre-event training and exercises. The daylong event will help attendees identify the delta between what your agency is prepared for and the realities of critical incidents.

Super Session – Top Tactical Concepts for Law Enforcement Operations
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course will present many of the top 20 tactical concepts that are important for every officer, team member, team leader and team commander. These concepts are applicable to patrol critical incidents and SWAT operations. The concepts will be delivered through the use of lecture, class discussion, incident debriefs and videos. Students will come away with a better appreciation of concepts, such as safety priorities, officer jeopardy, opportunity, the 4Cs, space and time, tactical pause, tactical aim points, soft skills (de-escalation) and scenario based/integrated training.

Super Session – Active Shooter Update and the Advanced Police Officer
Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
Active shooter events continue to concern communities and their law enforcement agencies. This presentation will review recent incidents for lessons to be learned and examine the ongoing evolution of law enforcement response. The NTOA’s Active Shooter program is designed to prepare first-arriving officers to confront and neutralize the threat and save lives.

Super Session – Law Enforcement Response to Suicidal Subjects
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
0815 – 1015
This course is designed to educate police personnel on the legalities and challenges faced when responding to suicidal subjects. Unique perspectives are provided in order to provoke discussion within agencies to have a true understanding of the relevant Constitutional requirements. Case law examples are provided as talking points to assist in guiding policy and response decision-making. In addition, model programs from throughout the United States are presented as potential options for agencies to consider.

The Future of Tactical Patrol Operations
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Marcello 4402
1045 – 1215

Terrorism, police ambushes and active violence incidents have changed the expectations placed on patrol officers today. This seminar will explore what’s being taught in basic law enforcement academies today, the delta in tactical response training and steps that agencies can take to improve their own training capabilities.

To register for any of these seminars, please visit

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

NTOA Announces Educational Scholarship Program Applications Now Open

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

The James Torkar Educational Scholarship Program application period is open from Nov. 1, 2017 through April 1, 2018 for dependent children of active NTOA “Individual” members.

Doylestown, Pa. (November 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased that the James Torkar Educational Scholarship Program application period is now open from Nov. 1, 2017 through April 1, 2018. This program benefits dependent children of members with active NTOA “Individual” memberships that are at least 16 years old and U.S. citizens. It provides funding for college tuition and other eligible expenses, such as room and board, required books, required supplies, required equipment, mandatory fees and / or special needs services.

For the 2017/2018 Scholarship period, two, $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to each region: Eastern, Central and Western.

Scholarships may be awarded one of two ways:
The creation and funding of an IRS 529 College Savings Plan.
Direct payment to the educational institution.

Under current IRS regulations, a 529 plan fund grows tax-free from federal income tax and when used for qualified higher educational expenses may be withdrawn free from federal income taxes. The NTOA Educational Scholarships will be awarded with a parent or duly appointed guardian as the owner and the dependent child as the beneficiary.

Previous recipients had this to say about receiving the James Torkar Educational Scholarship:
“As a winner of the James Torkar Educational Scholarship, I have been empowered to pursue both my short- and long-term educational and career goals. Thanks to the scholarship, I was able to live on campus and finish my freshman year at the University of Nevada, Reno with straight A’s and a confirmed passion in my studies.”
~ Adam Cassell, 2015 Scholarship Recipient

“I am incredibly grateful to the NTOA for providing opportunities to students like myself. With it, I have been able to kick start my plans for the future and get that much closer to reaching my goals.”
~ Rhianna C. Marchand, 2015 Scholarship Recipient

Cmdr. Jeff Selleg and Mackenzie Selleg – 2013 Recipient

“I am so grateful for the support from the NTOA and am trying to use this scholarship to its fullest potential. You all impact lives every day, and thanks to your support, I am able to make a difference as well and will continue working to create change.”
~ Mackenzie Selleg, 2013 Scholarship Recipient

“The James Torkar Educational Scholarship helped me go to an out-of-state school that is ranked in the Top 10 in my field of study. I am forever grateful for the opportunities provided by the NTOA that have supported my family and myself during my college education.”
~ Sydney Teal, 2012 Scholarship Recipient

Read more stories from previous scholarship winners here.

Any active “Individual” member may sponsor a child of a deceased NTOA member for a scholarship. Family members of NTOA employees and directors are not eligible for this award. A nominated individual may only win one NTOA scholarship.

Nearly all colleges, universities, community colleges, law, medical or business schools qualify. Many career or technical schools are eligible. The school must be eligible to participate in the federal financial aid programs. The National Tactical Officers Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Additional questions may be emailed to or call 800-279-9127.

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

NTOA 2017

Monday, September 25th, 2017

The 2017 National Tactical Officers Association Conference and Trade Show is in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Helikon-Tex Backblast Mat Recommended By NTOA

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

In Helikon-Tex® one of our greatest passion is shooting. We are successfully introducing new products to help shooters, both dynamic and long distance, in their training. Nothing is so much pleased as the recognition of our satisfied users.


Today we can happily share the joyful news that we have also received confirmation and recognition from the NTOA community. Our Backblast Mat® has been tested and recommended by the members of the National Tactical Officers Association. Our overall score was a 4.35. Our product and its reviews are now listed on the NTOA’s Member Tested and Recommended online database.


We hope to meet soon during the NTOA Trade Show. You will find us on Booth 222 (Halls C-E).

NTOA Announces New Advanced Response Police Officer Course

Friday, September 1st, 2017

In response to recent critical incidents, the NTOA designed its latest course to meet the needs of officers who might not be assigned to tactical teams, but still require advanced skills.

Doylestown, Pa. (August 2017) – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce its newest course, Advanced Response Police Officer, to its impressive roster of continuing education and training resources. In the wake of recent critical incidents, today’s law enforcement officer needs to be more prepared than ever. The Advanced Response Police Officer course was designed to meet the needs of officers who might not be assigned to a tactical team, but who still require advanced skills to respond appropriately before a tactical team arriving. This is a 40-hour (five-day) course, comprised of 10 classroom and 30 practical hours.

Photo courtesy of Laura Fogarty.

The Advanced Response Police Officer course is designed to provide officers with enhanced training, skills, and techniques to survive ambush and unexpected threat situations. Focusing on practical application of skills learned, this course is conducted primarily in the field or on the range. It is designed for any police officer wanting to enhance his or her survivability in any environment. Topics include the use of various pieces of equipment, tactical movement, tactical combat casualty care, live fire drills, scenario-based decision-making, rescues and counter-ambush tactics.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will be familiar with the fundamentals of tactical movement, ballistic shield operations, mechanical breaching, interior building clearing tactics for two- and three-man teams, tactical movement in open air and urban environments, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), officer/citizen down rescues and counter-ambush survival tactics.

To learn more about hosting a class at your agency, please visit

For more information on the National Tactical Officers Association, visit or call 800-279-9127. Join the NTOA today and start receiving the benefits of better training and stay on top of the ever-changing and challenging world of law enforcement.

TYR Tactical Tuesday – NTOA

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

The TYR Tactical® Innovate or Die® Tour is proud to announce its participation in NTOA. Get hands-on with the latest TYR Tactical®, Huron™ and Revere K9™ designs. Following our mantra, Innovate or Die®, these products continue our mission of pushing the standards of today’s tactical equipment, defining modularity and scalability and are custom made for you, The Next Generation Warrior®. Want to set up a meeting? Email us at

What is the TYR Tactical® Innovate or Die® Tour & Mobile Showroom?
We understand that to create Mission-Adaptable Gear, one has to spend a tremendous amount of time and resources on R&D – making sure that the feel, comfort and ergonomics of our products are right for our customers. To better serve this mission we have created the TYR Tactical® Mobile Showroom. This completely custom 44’ trailer was designed to travel across the country so we can better show our complete breadth of products. For the first time customers will have a hands-on experiences with TYR Tactical® Pouches, Body Armor, Belts, Revere K9™ Products and Huron™ Clothing & Packs. They will also get a chance to view products before their release and provide feedback on existing products.

SOTech Displays New Products At NTOA

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

SOTech is excited to support Less Lethal Concepts’ debut of their Pepper Pak at NTOA this weekend. SOTech was pleased to be asked to engineer a carriage system for Less Lethal Concepts’ innovative riot control spray device. Come check out both companies in booth 302 Sunday and Monday at the NTOA National Conference in Louisville, KY. SOTech will also have its law enforcement line of IFAKs, active shooter response gear, slings and Taser holsters on display.

SOTech will debut its latest evolution of the Viper Flat IFAK – a vehicle headrest adapter kit. Developed with Portland PD, the kit mounts a Flat IFAK with side pull-out capability to the front or back of the headrest (depending on whether you ride one-up or two-up). Check it out in Booth 302.