The creation of the Arizona Tactical Officers Association stemmed out of a conversation at the Peoria Police Department Firearms range back in 2009. The goal was to create an organization that would address the needs of tactical officers across the state. With the help and commitment of 12 different agencies and a dozen volunteers, ATOA created as a professional organization to advance the SWAT community in Arizona.
The association started small and has since grown to nearly 1,000 members and we are proud of the work we are doing for tactical officers across Arizona.
WHY CHOOSE US ?
ATOA is the only statewide tactical officers association that allows members an opportunity to exchange, share, and discuss operational information, lessons learned, equipment issues, and training opportunities with tactical officers across the state.
In keeping up with the ATOA’s mission to enhance operational capabilities, it has provided free training to all members of the association. A wide range of topics are covered, to include - three sniper-related training events, TEMS, low light tactics, AR15/M16 armorer’s course, SWAT defensive tactics and night vision/thermal imaging courses and much more.
SWAT DEFENSIVE TACTICS
LOW LIGHT TACTICS
The Arizona Tactical Officers Association has been established to advance the education and professionalism of law enforcement officers involved in Emergency Response functions through the exchange of ideas and information relating to tactics, techniques and to further the networking and interrelation of departments and personnel. It will also provide information about the activities to the Arizona Chiefs of Police Association and other interested Governmental units.