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.
Fentanyl Briefing Guide for First Responders
There is a significant threat to law enforcement personnel, and other first responders, who may come in contact with fentanyl and other fentanyl‐related substances through routine law enforcement, emergency or life‐saving activities. Since fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes, any substance suspected to contain fentanyl should be treated with extreme caution as exposure to a small amount can lead to significant health‐related complications, respiratory depression, or death.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has published a briefing guide for first responders to educate first responders on responding to fentanyl exposures.
2019 TNOA 50th Annual Training Conference
The 2019 TNOA Training Conference held August 19 - 22, 2019 at the South Padre Island Convention Centre was a huge success with over 700 in attendance. It was an exciting week and 22 of our Past Presidents joined us in the celebration. We were also honored to have two of our founders, Charter Members Carl C. Williams and Bill Hardin, in attendance. We want to thank everyone who attended for making this a great celebration.
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
51st Annual TNOA Training Conference - July 2020
The 2020 Texas Narcotic Officers Association Annual Training Conference will be held July 20 - 23, 2020 in San Marcos, Texas. Please block off these dates on your calendar and join us in San Marcos. Details on registration and lodging will be posted in January.