The Texas Narcotic Officers Association is dedicated to providing high quality training for law enforcement professionals. Membership in TNOA is not exclusive to narcotic officers. Our members include: local, state, and federal peace officers, reserve officers, prosecutors, law enforcement personnel, and other national and international associates. Any officer who has an interest in the drug problem in the state of Texas is welcome to join TNOA.

On May 5, 1970, by virtue of State Charter, State of Texas, the Texas Narcotic Officers Association was organized. Meetings were held by city, county, state and federal law enforcement officers, whose primary duty was the enforcement of drug-related laws in the state of Texas. For 50 years, TNOA has offered the finest training available in all areas of narcotic enforcement activities to the dedicated men and women who are our first line of defense against the proliferation of illegal drugs in our state. This web site is regularly updated to provide another avenue for the exchange of information and new techniques to all those who are interested in the fight against drug abuse.

TNOA is divided into five Regional Chapters organized according to geographical regions, to wit: North, South, East, West, and Central. Each Regional Chapter elects one Chapter Vice President and two Chapter Directors. Each Regional Chapter holds quarterly Regional meetings. The election of the Chapter Vice President and the Chapter Directors are held at the last quarterly meeting prior to the Annual Training Conference.  TNOA holds one annual meeting that is designated as the Annual Training Conference. 

The Executive Board of the Association consists of the President, the Executive Vice President, the First Vice President, five Chapter Vice Presidents, ten Chapter Directors, the Journal Editor/Historian/Webmaster, the State Training Officer, a Conference Coordinator and the Executive Director. 

TNOA Educational and Benevolence Foundation

TNOA is pleased to announce the creation of the TNOA Educational and Benevolence Foundation. This foundation is a charitable organization, tax exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code, Tax ID #83-2201169. Expenditures under this foundation will have very strict guidelines. The focus of these funds will be to help subsidize the immediate expenses of the families of our fallen officers, provide educational scholarships, and assist officers who cannot afford to pay for training.

Charitable contributions to this foundation are deductible by individuals and businesses. Please help us spread the word to individuals and businesses so that we can support the families of fallen officers and assist our youth with the financing of their education.  

Please send contributions to:
TNOA Educational and Benevolence Foundation
PO Box 1268
Prosper, Texas 75078

1st Vice President Results

The Texas Narcotic Officers Association would like to congratulate North Region Director Keith Carlton for winning 1st Vice President by acclamation!

Keith began his career in law enforcement in 2002 with the Rowlett Police Department. In 2008, Keith transferred to the Garland Police Department where he worked in patrol until joining the Narcotics Unit in 2014. Keith worked on overt investigations and transitioned to an undercover position in 2015.

Keith joined the Texas Narcotic Officers Association in 2014 and has been very active, faithfully serving the members of the North Region in many capacities. Keith has served in marketing, has chaired the golf tournament committee, has served as the North Region Sergeant at Arms and was elected to the position of North Region Director.

2020 TNOA Conference Update

For weeks, the Texas Narcotic Officers Association has been carefully monitoring the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and its impact on the upcoming TNOA Annual Training Conference. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Texas Narcotic Officers Association regrets to announce that we have no choice but to make the necessary decision to cancel the TNOA’s Annual Training Conference originally scheduled for July 20–23, 2020, in San Marcos.

Protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and attendees is paramount, and serves as the primary reason for our decision to cancel the TNOA Annual Training Conference for the first time in our 50 year history. There are also questions regarding social distancing and whether or not we will be able to meet in a large group by July. Put simply, canceling the TNOA Annual Training Conference is the right thing to do during this historic time.

We recognize canceling the conference impacts many of you and your education needs. Look for more information on different TNOA educational opportunities throughout the remainder of 2020.

Due to space and timing constraints, TNOA will not be rescheduling this event for a later 2020 date. The next in-person TNOA Annual Training Conference will be held August 23-26, 2021, at the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you in Galveston in August 2021!