About Us


The Kansas City Metro Tactical Officers Association was established in 1989 by Steve Smith, Lenexa Police Department (retired).

At that time seven different agencies representing sixty officers became the cornerstone of an organization that has grown to over 1000 members from over 75 law enforcement agencies. All support staff and instructors are law enforcement professionals who donate their time and talents for the betterment of the communities they serve.



Establish mutual aid contacts for operational issues

Develop training standards

Share training information, logistics, sites and instructors

Provide low-cost, high quality training to members

The KCMTOA provides annual training opportunities including a 40 hour Basic SWAT School every Spring and a 32 hour Advanced Tactical Operations Course every Fall.

In addition, we provide 4-6 courses per year in other topics including SWAT Supervision & Management, FBI Basic Sniper, Crisis Negotiations, as well as Instructor Certificaiton in Less-Lethal, Chemical Agents, and Noise-Flash Diversionary Devices.



Individual - $ 25

Team - $ 175

Memberships include priority access to all KCMTOA sponsored events, training logistics and the association newsletter / training calendar of SWAT related courses.