Elbeco Becomes Platinum Sponsor For National Tactical Officers Association

Reading, PA - Elbeco, the leading manufacturer of public service uniforms, has announced that the company has become a platinum sponsor of the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA), the leading non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of High Risk Patrol Operations and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) profession throughout the world.

"We're proud to be associated with and support an organization like NTOA," stated Andrew Foss, Elbeco's Director of Marketing. "The NTOA provides a number of extremely beneficial services to law enforcement agencies, SWAT teams, and crisis negotiations units to prepare these men and women for the dangerous tasks that they face."

The NTOA serves as a communication link between SWAT teams, crisis negotiations units, and other US tactical units, as well as provides extensive tactical training and education to help member organizations deal with the increasingly violent challenges facing law enforcement. The organization expedites and facilitates the exchange of information between these units by providing a clearinghouse for high-risk patrol and tactical information.

Member benefits include over 60 hands-on training courses throughout the year that utilize active police officers as trainers; annual week-long training conferences for both Crisis Negotiators and Tactical Squads; and quarterly publications that provide up-to-date information on tactics, weapons, uniforms, and other related products and services.

As a platinum sponsor, Elbeco will support the NTOA in its training and education efforts by providing equipment donations for use in various training operations, special events, and product testing. This strategic alliance between Elbeco and the NTOA will benefit both organizations through research and development of new uniform designs and concepts for use in tactical law enforcement applications.

For more info on the NTOA, please visit www.ntoa.org. For more info on Elbeco, contact Andrew Foss, Director of Marketing, Elbeco, P O Box 13099 Reading, PA 19612-3099. Tel: 800-468-4654; Fax: 610-921-8651; E-mail: marketing@elbeco.com; Web: www.elbeco.com.

About Elbeco
Headquartered in Reading, PA, Elbeco manufacturers an extensive selection of standard and custom public service uniforms, including top-quality corporate dress and knit shirts, best-in-class uniform shirts and trousers, and rugged waterproof/breathable police outerwear. The company provides uniforms for several public service sectors, including law enforcement, corrections, fire service, transportation, emergency medical, security, and the US postal service. With five domestic Union-represented manufacturing facilities, located in Reading, Meyersdale and Frackville, PA, Galion, OH and Warsaw, MO, Elbeco employs over 500 workers proud to remain made in the USA.

About the NTOA:
The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) was created in 1983 to promote the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) required due to the growing threats to a safe society. With over 30,000 members, the NTOA is the leading non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the SWAT profession throughout the world. By providing highly realistic training, and disseminating tactically significant knowledge and information to qualified law enforcement agencies and individuals, the NTOA is ushering in the next evolution of SWAT.

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