The NTOA Releases the Fall Edition of The Tactical Edge

Tactical Edge
The Tactical Edge Fall Edition
National Tactical Officers Association
National Tactical Officers Association

Doylestown, Pa. ( – The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) is pleased to announce the fall edition of The Tactical Edge is now available. Widely considered the leading authority in tactical operations information, The Tactical Edge reaches approximately 40,000 law enforcement officers with each issue.

Features in this issue include “Return on Investment: How to Propose Building Out a Fully Mission-Capable SWAT Team in the U.S.” by Ed Allen and “The Challenge of Complex Critical Incidents” by Bruce Liebe. NTOA’s cover feature “2015 Conference – SLC ” covers the highlights of the NTOA’s annual Tactical Operations Conference held this year in Salt Lake City, Utah, including honorary conference guest Timothy “Danger” Miles, an 8-year-old Salt Lake City boy fighting a terminal illness. Miles was able to achieve one of his greatest dreams at the conference by being part of a real SWAT team.

The NTOA has also made several articles available online to nonmembers, including “First Steps in K9/SWAT Integration” by Brad Smith. The article explores how to integrate a patrol dog into a SWAT environment through “tactical obedience.” Phil Hansen, in “Leading through Career Adversity,” discusses how in law enforcement, officers are accustomed to conflict with criminals, but are often unprepared mentally for some of the conflicts and career setbacks that are encountered within their organizations. In her piece “A Triad Approach to Enhancing Career Longevity,” Kris Mienert discusses how the aging law enforcement population can improve their longevity by making simple modifications to their daily lives.

Other items of interest are the Director’s Message by Mark Lomax, an interview with Mike Foreman of Point Blank Enterprises, and a book review from Tom Lynch on “A Law Enforcement and Security Officers’ Guide to Responding to Bomb Threats,” by Jim Smith.

The Tactical Edge is an award-winning publication that has been providing the law enforcement community with cutting edge, lifesaving information from leading experts for more than 30 years. It is published quarterly in February, May, August and November.

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.

About the National Tactical Officers Association:

The mission of the NTOA is to enhance the performance and professional status of law enforcement personnel by providing a credible and proven training resource as well as a forum for the development of tactics and information exchange. The Association’s ultimate goal is to improve public safety and domestic security through training, education and tactical excellence.