WSTOA acts as a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The association strives to advance individual and team knowledge by providing a network to share sound tactics, training and operational experiences. WSTOA works to foster the highest professional standards and levels of competence by providing high quality instruction to its members, promoting proper tactics, equipment and safety.
Are you are a current member of WSTOA, an active SWAT team member, and interested in becoming a SWAT Basic Instructor? If so, WSTOA invites you to attend a SWAT Basic course to see what is being taught and how. This will allow us to speak to you first-hand about the WSTOA’s current and future needs for instructors, understand the process, and see if this is something you might be interested in doing in the future. If interested, contact the WSTOA President, Wayne DuBois.
Magpul has started a LE program to sell 10 pmags at a time to police officers at their $14.95 price. If you do sign up and place an order, you can use the promo code "unfairadvantage" and you will get a discount. Visit magpul.com
Tripwire is owned and operated by L/E officers so they really know our "product need". If this area (Washington/Oregon) could generate $7,000 - $10,000 in explosives sales annually, tripwire is ready to place a magazine storage unit in Bellingham. They need to see there is enough interest before they spend the money to set it up. This would not only be for K-9 training aids, but EOD, Blasters etc. So please pass this along to anyone who may be interested in saving money on explosives. View the catalog here
Here are some of the benefits to pass along to your agencies.
1. No minimum order, if you have an aid that gets damaged you can easily replace it
2. No shipping costs, for us this saves $3500 annually just in shipping
3. No long out of state travel/transport
4. 1 week turnaround time after order is placed
5. Guaranteed to beat Omni’s prices, just call them with Omni’s price and they will beat it
6. Have specialized K-9 training kits with smaller quantities in addition to “normal”
7. No contract required
If you think your agency would be interested, please conact us and let us know your approximate annual spending. We will compile all the data and cc all interested parties in the final draft to tripwire.
To receive your coupon code you will need to be a current member of WSTOA. Please contact Steve Gowin by email at Steven.Gowin@kingcounty.gov. He will verify your membership and send you the coupon code.
Question or Request?
E-mail a question or request for the Washington State Tactical Officers Association. ›E-mail here
Access the member file sharing area and discussion forums. ›View here
Suggested SWAT Best Practices
WSTOA strives to assist its member teams by making suggestions and giving guidance so individual and team professionalism will improve. In doing so WSTOA has developed a Suggested SWAT Best Practices document. ›View here
Team Assessment Program
The Washington State Tactical Officers Association strives to elevate the professionalism of SWAT teams within the state of Washington by providing on-site assessments of requesting teams. Check out the Team Assessment Program for more details. ›View here