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)

(Must scan and upload letter and ID)


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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