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 Training Day: How to Create a Successful Joint Training Day by Chris Barsteceanu in the Winter 2019 issue

Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all SWAT operators, but many Teams find the development opportunities expensive. Adding to the expense, SWAT Operators also miss out on work time while attending training sessions, which can cause a shortage of staff on patrol. Despite the potential drawbacks, training and development provide both the Team as a whole and the individual operator with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment. READ MORE

2019 CATO Training Conference

December 2-5, 2019

San Diego, CA

Registration is NOW OPEN!

CATO Training Waiting List
The CATO training courses fill up very fast. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please send an email to:
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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