The CATO News is the exclusive magazine for members of the California Association of Tactical Officers. Its purpose is to deliver innovative, provocative and inspirational ideas, practical advice, insight into current issues and technology, recommended best practices, training techniques, and lessons learned from incident debriefs.
Articles rely on the knowledge and experience of subject matter experts, but also emphasize ingenuity, versatility and adaptability.
Topics of discussion include a variety of subjects within the diverse functional roles of tactical team positions such as:
- Civil liabilities
- Operational Planning
- Use of force
- Gang and narcotics investigation
- SWAT K9
- Team leader
- Team commander
The magazine also keeps readers informed about the skills, knowledge and abilities necessary for subject areas such as the:
- Deployment of chemical agents
- Use of nonlethal weapons
- Tactical emergency medicine
- Use of robots