CATO: The California Association of Tactical Officers is a professional organization dedicated to improving tactics and safety through education, peer contacts, and the sharing of tactical information. Membership entitles individuals and tactical teams to participate in CATO training, including the annual conference, at a price that demonstrates quality and value. The organization welcomes current and former members of law enforcement and the military. Join CATO today!

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Read about TRENDS IN MODERN LONG RIFLE DEPLOYMENT: A Special Enforcement Bureau Perspective by John Montenegro and Marc Schultz in the Spring 2019 issue

As tenured members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB), we’ve participated in many operations requiring the deployment of specially trained and equipped long riflemen who were critical to the successful outcome of an event. This article is born from the perspective of current experience and based on the evolution of our unit’s tactics, as well as the use of contemporary, readily available equipment. It is not meant to present a singular approach or to be critical of other methods. Our intent is to get readers to ask insightful questions regarding their own training, equipment, and experience, with the ultimate goal of achieving operational success. READ MORE

2019 CATO Training Conference

December 2-5, 2019

San Diego, CA

Registration is NOW OPEN!

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Include the course name and dates. If openings become available or when the next course opens for registration, an email will be sent to all who are on waiting lists. Then it will be first come, first served.
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