Online Membership Applications:

Individual Member Benefits

  • Quarterly journal The Tactical Edge.
  • Special member rate for NTOA courses and conferences
  • Free Webinars
  • Access to member-restricted areas on the NTOA website
  • Participate in the NTOA Member Tested Program
  • Apply for tactical conference scholarships
  • Network with other law enforcement professionals
  • Apply for educational scholarship for dependent child
  • Special discounts and promotions
  • Team Member Benefits

  • Team memberships receive three copies of The Tactical Edge
  • Access to restricted areas on the NTOA website for the entire team
  • Free Webinars
  • Participate in the Member Tested Program
  • Special rate for team members for NTOA courses and conferences
  • Apply for equipment grants
  • Secure online discussion forums

Associate Membership:

Receives magazine only
Limited to select individuals who have furthered the goals of the NTOA through their supportive efforts. A letter requesting an Associate Membership must be submitted to the Executive Director.

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Who is eligible for "Individual" membership?

  • Sworn law enforcement officers
  • Retired law enforcement
  • Military (active duty or reserve)
  • Non-sworn personnel (tactical EMS, dispatchers, non-sworn crisis negotiators)
  • Corrections officers

What ID is required?

Sworn LE: Copy of law enforcement ID or statement on agency letterhead from direct supervisor verifying LE status
Retired: Proof of former sworn status
Military: Copy of active duty card and letterhead from supervisor verifying unit attachment. Updated verification required with renewal
Non-sworn personnel: Statement on current agency letterhead from tactical team commander verifying applicant's supportive role with the team. Updated verificaton required with renewal

Who is eligible for a "Team" membership?

Law enforcement and military SWAT/Special Operations or CNT teams

What is required?

  • Copy of team point of contact (commander or team leader) ID
  • List of names and email addresses of team members

Annual Membership Fee Individual Team
United States $40 $150
Canada & Mexico $45 $150
Foreign $45 $200


(U.S. and Canadian applicants only - Must scan and upload ID)


FOREIGN Individual Membership application online
(Must scan and upload letter and ID)

TEAM Membership Application Online


Complete interactive form below, print out and fax to NTOA along with photocopied law enforcement/military credentials.

Fax to 215-230-7552 or mail to NTOA, PO Box 797, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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