Two of CAPTO’s main objectives:


1.)   Continually upgrade police training in California by the exchange of materials, ideas, knowledge, techniques and other resources.


2.)  Foster cooperation between agencies and associations committed to the professionalization of law enforcement.

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Training Class Profile

The California Narcotic Officers’ Association presents the 55th Annual Training Institute & Law Enforcement Expo.

Come join us as your association returns to the beautiful city of Reno, Nevada and the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. 2019 President Rachel Capello invites you to take part as we once again present the finest narcotics training available.

At the 2018 Training Institute, CNOA hosted over 2100 attendees from local, state and federal agencies, along with out-of-state and international attendees. Over a 4 day period 35 unique workshops were offered covering topics such as Butane Hash Oil, Human Trafficking, Informant Management, Search and Seizure, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs, and more. In addition to receiving the finest narcotics training available, attendees were also able to view new products relevant to the law enforcement community at our annual trade show, participate in CNOA’s annual awards banquet, and network with other attendees at our Monday night social event.



Leadership, Teamwork, “Why we Fight Dope Terror and the War on Drugs”

21st Century Policing with WSIN

Airport and Parcel Interdiction

Anatomy of an Ambush

Asset Forfeiture

Bulletproof Mind and Financial Health

Butane Hash Oil

Clan Lab Live Cook

Cold Stop Criminal Interdiction

Courtroom Expert Testimony

Covert Tactical Thinking

Criminal Investigations in the Dark Web

Heroin and Fentanyl

Human Trafficking

Informant Management

Internet Profiling & Intelligence Gathering

Lived to Tell

Marijuana Update in California

Narcotic Unit Commanders Workshop

OD Homicides: Investigating and Prosecuting Drug Overdose Deaths

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

Patron Saints of the Mexican Drug Underworld

Promotional Skills, Public Speaking & Presentation Techniques for Investigators

Protecting Confidential Information

Public Safety: Leadership in the 21st Century

Rampart Dialogue

San Bernardino Mass Shooting Debrief

Search and Seizure

Social Media Investigation

Surviving Warrant Service

Tactical Decision Making

The Fight After the Fight

Under Fire

Undercover Operations

Use of Force

Using Digital and Forensic Evidence

Vehicle Technology Uses in Criminal Investigations


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