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 nearly 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.
50th Annual TNOA Conference
South Padre Island
The 50th Annual TNOA Conference will be held at South Padre Island in August 2019. Conference and hotel information will be posted at a later date. This will be a great conference so start making plans to attend now!
2018 TNOA Conference a Great Success!
The 2018 TNOA Conference in Austin, Texas hosted by TNOA President Kyle Summers was a great success with approximately 500 attendees. The first day started off with a bang with veteran undercover operative with the ATF Jay Dobyns speaking about his experience working undercover in the Hells Angels. We also received a surprise visit by Special Forces Sniper, Army Ranger, UFC Fighter Tim Kennedy.
Federal, State and Local Officers from all over the state of Texas were in attendance. We also had officers in attendance from Sweden, California, Michigan, Oklahoma, Illinois, Kansas, Colorado and Nevada. There were great classes and a lot of good networking that took place. At the conclusion of the Conference, the gavel was turned over to the new TNOA President David Ponce. President Ponce will be hosting the 50th Annual Training Conference at South Padre Island in August 2019.