Advocacy Policy

The California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO) is a professional association focused tightly on increasing the professionalism and proficiency of law enforcement officers with assignments in law enforcement special or tactical operations.  It is both nonprofit and nonpolitical.  In keeping with the organization’s focus and to avoid distractions, CATO will not endorse political candidates, support political causes or take sides in political or judicial disputes that are not directly related to the purpose of the organization and impact the members of the association.

Recognizing that no policy can be exhaustive, any exceptions to this policy will require the full consent of the CATO Board of Directors and only upon clear and compelling rationale regarding the need for the exception.

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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