National Conference

Our annual conference will be held at the Northern Quest Resort in Spokane, Washington June 9th, 10th, and 11th  2021.


Keynote presentation by John Bostain of Command Presence

“Why Do We Know What We Think We Know?” – John Bostain 

John Bostain is the President of Command Presence, LLC. John has committed the last 23 years to law enforcement, 20 of which have been as a law enforcement trainer. He has presented nationally and internationally on contemporary law enforcement topics such as dynamics of officer/citizen encounters, use of force, human performance factors, and instructor development. In 2012, he became the recipient of the prestigious Trainer of the Year Award as selected by Law Officer Magazine. He’s certified as a Force Analyst by the Force Science Institute (FSI) and holds a B.S.Ed in Adult Education from Valdosta State University.

Breakout Sessions Offered:

Be an Effective Trainer, Bring Us Your Challenges, Tactical Social Interaction, Consistency in DOR Evaluation, FTO Back to Basics, FTO Selection Process Workshop, CIT in the Academy and FTO Car, Enhanced Coaching & Adaptive Communication, The Right Fit – Matching Instruction to Student Personality, Civil Liability – Defending Use of Force & Training Courses, Transformational Trainer, Top 10 Case Laws Every FTO Should Know.

General Session Course by Dep. Chief Kyle Sumpter of  Federal Way Police 

“Deadly Force Principles” – Dep. Chief Kyle Sumpter

Deputy Chief Kyle Sumpter was a patrol officer, major crimes detective, firearms instructor, and responsible for his department’s firearms and deadly force training.  He was a SWAT officer and commanded the largest team in the state. He organized and commanded a regional team of detectives responsible for investigating officer-involved shootings.  He gives training around the state and serves as an expert witness in police litigation.


Registration is $349.00 per non-NAFTO member attendees and $324.00 for current NAFTO members. This fee includes a 1-year NAFTO membership, 2 breakfasts, 2 catered lunches, and a banquet dinner (Thursday 06/10/2021).  


To register, please CLICK HERE.


Questions can be e-mailed to


LODGING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ATTENDEES. Northern Quest is offering an amazing discounted room rate of $131.00/night for Conference Attendees. Provide the event code #24712 and ask for the conference room rate. For online booking, CLICK HERE.


Luxury RV Spaces and Cottage Rentals also available at conference site, if interested.

Cost savings considerations at this year’s conference:

  • Complimentary shuttle from the Conference Center to and from Spokane Airport, downtown Spokane, and the surrounding area.
  • Minutes from international airport with many direct flight options.
  • Waived resort fee and free parking for local attendees.
  • 5 meals provided for reduced Per Diem.
  • No sales tax at Conference Center.
  • Self-contained venue with numerous dining and entertainment options on property.
  • 14 class options over 3 days of training.


Due to restriction from the venue, REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED by May 15th, 2021. Seating limited to the 1st 200 applicants.


Early Conference Check-In Begins Tuesday, June 8th, at 1800 Hours in the Hotel Lobby.


Don’t forget, there’s still time to submit applications for Master Field Training Officer and nominations for Field Training Officer of the Year. All applications and nominations must be received by March 15th, 2021.  For additional information on awards go to and to  Master Field Training Officer certification costs your agency nothing and is a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of your department’s Field Training Officers.

2021 National Conference Itinerary