29TH ANNUAL TRAINING CONFERENCE AND VENDOR SHOW WRAP UP
WITH OVER 500 ATTENDEES THIS YEAR, IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE IT HERE'S WHAT YOU MISSED OUT ON!
On behalf of President Clint Hill, the ANOA Board of Directors and Regional Representatives, we wish to thank all of you who attended our 29th Annual Arizona Narcotics Officers Training Conference. Arizona’s longest running and best training conference once again lived up to its billing. This year’s new venue, the Pointe Tapatio Cliffs Resort, set the bar for next year’s 30th Annual Training Conference being held July 23-26th, 2018.
In addition to the popular 5.11 tactical backpacks, loaded with stuff inside, which all attendees received, they were also treated to a continental breakfast and a daily lunch. Our keynote speaker, DEA Agent Victor Vasquez, provided a thrilling first-hand account of his participation in “chasing Chapo.” His presentation included displaying tactical vests and hats that Chapo wore. Mr. Vasquez also showed videos that made the audience feel like they were actually there.
This year’s Raffle & Vendor show had over 35 vendors and we raffled off all kinds of prizes including nine firearms, several hunts, vacation packages. The 50-50 raffle winner walked away with $475. Our annual poker tournament was another success and we held our 1st Annual Cornhole Tournament won by a Bullhead City Team.
Breakout sessions covered a variety of topics including a transfixing account of the San Bernardino Terror attack from a responding officer and surving victims of that tragedy. Attendees were also enthralled by a detailed account by LA Police Captain Richard Meraz (retired) who found himself literally in the middle of the Rampart Scandal from the late 1990’s. Members also attended classes on Defense Attorney Tactics, Synthetic Drugs, Social Media, UC Investigations, Cell Phone Exploitation, Patron Saints of Narco Traffickers, Covert Tactical Operations, Highway Interdiction, Home Invasions, Cannabis Culture, Gangs and Cartels and the Heroin/Prescription Overdose epidemic. All the courses offered at our conference are AZPOST certified.
If you weren’t there, you missed a lot! So, don’t miss out on next year’s 30th Annual Arizona Narcotic Officers Association Training Conference being held JULY 23-26, 2018 at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ.
We are ARIZONA’S LONGEST AND BEST RUNNING TRAINING CONFERENCE – AND STILL GOING STRONG THANKS TO YOU – OUR MEMBERS!
So save the date of July 23-26th, 2018 and keep checking our website for more information in the coming months. Stay Safe!
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The Spring 2017 Publication of "THE ARIZONA NARCOTIC OFFICER" is now out with the 2017 Regional Reports and interview with HIDTA Director Dawn Mertz! Make sure to check your mail and look around your agencies for a copy!
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