Special Operations Training Association of the Upper Midwest is a non-profit organization comprised of public safety personnel; including tactical officers, crisis negotiators, safety personnel; legal advisors, communication support, and paramedics. The association was created by its members and for its members to bring special operations training to all the public safety organizations in the upper midwest.


The 2024 Annual Conference happens April 21-23, 2024. See the schedule here and plan your weekend.


We offer training courses for all sorts of operators and operations, from gun training to breaching to handling hostage situations.


Awards are given to members based on nominations from members and their teams. Nominate someone today!

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Awards – Nominate a Member!

Nominate a member for one of the awards presented at the conference. Write us a note about the person you’d like to nominate, and we’ll announce the winners of the awards during the conference!

See more information and the nomination form on the Awards page.

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