CONAFTO Conference

CONAFTO State Conference for 2024 will be held at Monarch Casino Resort & Spa in Black Hawk, CO, April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, starting at 8AM Tuesday and ending 1PM Thursday.

CONAFTO is proud to offer outstanding training at our 3-Day State Conference in Black Hawk, Colorado.  This year’s training is specifically designed for Field Trainers working in Patrol, Detention, Communications, and EMS. 


CONAFTO is working to prepare your Field Training Unit for the challenges of 21st Century Policing by providing comprehensive and client-oriented curriculum. This year, CONAFTO presents course topics including Leadership & Organizational Behavior, Adult Learning, Generational Teaching/Learning, Instructor Development, Program Management and Supervision, Adapting to the Trainee’s Learning Style, Mental Health and Wellness in Field Training, and more!


instructor teaching an FTO class at the national conference

Keynote Presentations:

Brian Willis is recognized throughout North America as a catalyst for change in the law enforcement profession and a man with many questions.

Vinnie is an active Police Officer and comedian that uses comedy to bring respect to Law Enforcement and hopefully help others deal with the stress and mental health at the same time.

Breakout Sessions

This year’s conference offers a number of courses that are designed to benefit trainers from all fields. FTOs from Communications, Corrections, Patrol and EMS can join us in breakout sessions for topics including:


  • Mental Health & Wellness in FTO
  • FTO Selection
  • Remedial Training & FTO Burnout
  • Bridging the Gap Between Academy & FTO
  • Training Laterals
  • Legal Liabilities
  • Open Forum


Registration is $395.00. This fee includes a 1 year membership to NAFTO. (Several additional dining options on site.)

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Due to restriction from the venue, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ASAP. Seating is limited.

Questions can be e-mailed to


111 Richman Street, Black Hawk, CO 80422

LODGING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEES. The Ameristar Casino Resort Spa is offering an amazing discounted room rate of $101.00/night (plus taxes and $16 resort fee has been waived) for Conference Attendees. Several dining options on site! 

Rooms must be registered by March 18, 2024 to receive discounted rate. 

Please call (720) 946-4000 and reference “Colorado NAFTO” or use the following registration link:

2024 CONAFTO State Conference Itinerary TBA