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25th Annual Training Conference

  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • 12:00
  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
  • 20:00
  • Duluth


  • pass for event staff
    Requires Approval
  • Our full 3-day training conference including meals and awards banquet.
    Attendees will receive an email to choose Sunday hands-on courses.
  • Instructor pass

CANCELLED Due to COVID-19 Concerns

Membership must be current to register!

Our 25th Annual Training Conference has the best courses for your teams and promises a great vendor show! Registration includes meals and reservation at our annual awards banquet.

Host hotel:Holiday Inn & Suites

Use this link SOTA 2020 or call 218-722-1202 to reserve now.

Mention the SOTA room block for conference room rate of $109 plus taxes or $139 plus taxes for suites.

Meals provided

Sunday's First Tactical BBQ Lunch

Sunday Evening Welcome Party - Location TBD

Monday Breakfast and Opening Ceremony - DECC

Monday Lunch - DECC

Monday Night Annual Awards Banquet - DECC

Tuesday Breakfast with Tradeshow - DECC

Tuesday Lunch - DECC

Sunday Training

  • CNT-Christmas Day Standoff
  • CNT-Red Zone Offense/Elements of Hostage Situation
  • Water Confidence Operations
  • Advancing the Sniper Skills
  • Tactical Retrograde and Downed Officer Extraction
  • Agency SWAT K9 – SWAT K9 Integration
  • Armored Vehicle Safety Operations
  • Less Lethal Certification by Safariland
  • Core Concepts in Rifle & Handgun
  • High Angle Sniper Operations
  • Resolution of Critical Incidents with Command Post Operations and Tactical Exercises
  • Suck Less With Training: Pistol
  • Suck Less With Training: Rifle
  • Ambush/QRF Active Incident Response: Live Fire Range

Monday Sessions

  • CNT Incident Debrief - Tensas State Bank, St. Joseph LA, Hostage
  • CNT Incident Debrief - Graduate Hotel/UofM Hostage
  • Pre-Range Dry Fire Program - Developing Better Shooters
  • Incident Debrief-Push vs. Hold; Deciding Between Risk and Reward
  • Incident Debrief-Sovereign Citizen Barricaded Suspect .50 cal deployment
  • Incident Debrief-High Risk Search Warrant and Officer KIA
  • Incident Debrief-I94 Vehicle Standoff with Armed Suspects
  • UAV / Drone Operations in SWAT
  • SMEAC: Operational Planning for Success
  • Behavior Based CQB Presentation by 88 Tactical
  • Incident Debrief-Delaware State Patrol Homicide and Stand Off

Tuesday Sessions

  • FBI Shootout in Miami, presented by Ed Mirales, Retired FBI Agent
  • Bank to Runway – mobile bank robbery with hostages, presented by Bart Branyon, Retired Kansas City Metro
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