John Bostain Speaks at Last Year's Conference
Sandy police officer back in Utah after helping Kentucky tornado victims
The NAFTO Executive Board and staff could not be more proud to serve along side our Secretary, Graham Tinius. Graham’s personal sacrifice to respond to help those in need in Kentucky is a fine example of his character. Graham is a highly committed man of service.
SANDY, Utah — It’s almost like a calling.
Ask any law enforcement officer why they pursued this career, and you’ll often hear it’s because they want to help people. It’s what led Graham Tinius to the job and ultimately to the Sandy Police Department.
Spokane County Deputy Earns National Certification as a Master Field Training Officer (FTO)
Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy, and Field Training Officer, Louis Acosta was ceremoniously awarded his Master Field Training Officer (FTO) Certification from the National Association of Field Training Officers (NAFTO) during the 2021 Nation Conference.
With the end of 2020 in sight, I’ll join many in hoping 2021’s arrival ushers in
better times. One of the many changes we were forced to make was the postponement of our annual national conference which had been planned for Spoakne, WA. For the uninformed, that’s pronounced Spo-Can. It’s the first time in recent memory that NAFTO has missed holding our annual conference and caused the additional issue of addressing our mandatory business meeting. Like other organizations, we resorted to using Zoom to satisfy the bylaws of our non-profit association.
HELP THEM BECOME WHAT THEY ARE CAPABLE OF.
“If I accept you as you are, I make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming I help you become that.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A leader’s job is to help people become what they are capable of, to help them live into their potential. For a variety of reasons few of us are aware of our potential, of what we are capable of becoming. What most of us need is a guide; someone who can see that potential in us, treat us as though we are what we are capable of, and help us become that.
International Law Enforcement Training Summit
When the world went into lock-down, agencies and organizations were forced to shut down training. We knew, right then, that something had to be done.
That is why we are joining over 40 of the top instructors in the world to support the 1st Annual International Law Enforcement Training Summit.
The ILET Summit runs from July 27th – 31st, is completely online, and for a limited time you can get a free pass:
Additionally, as members of NAFTO you will receive 25% OFF the All-Access Pass which allows for lifetime access to all of the training content and thousands of dollars in giveaways and discounts.
Update: National Conference
Due to current restrictions across the country, and specifically in Washington, we have rescheduled the June 10-12th 2020 NAFTO National Conference. Our annual conference will now be held at the Northern Quest Resort in Spokane, Washington, in June of 2021. It was clear to our board that postponing the conference a full 12 months was our best option. When considering restrictions on travel and training and the budgetary and staffing impact the pandemic has had on our agencies, we feel that the summer of 2021 gives all of us the best opportunity to attend. The new conference dates are June 9th, 10th, and 11th 2021.
Field Training During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Update: Class Cancellations during COVID-1
The NAFTO Executive Board has been closely monitoring national concerns, trends and directives related to our Country’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Taking all matters into consideration, we have decided to cancel all classes through May 31st, 2020. NAFTO staff will be contacting all agencies that this decision directly impacts. Registration for those classes have now been closed.