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VERTX cargo pant promotion.

For those of you already familiar with VERTX, they make excellent cargo pants and are currently having an offer to receive a free CRKT knife with the purchase of two pants.  For those of you who are not familiar with them, the women's pant has a slightly higher rise than 5.11, slightly lower than Propper, but it is shaped so you don't have any gap at the back so they can be worn without a belt if you choose, or when belted, you don't have all that extra material folded up back there that you…


Added by Kim Heath on May 25, 2013 at 4:42pm — No Comments

FREE discussion about women in LE - Monday, 18 Mar 2013, 1800 hours - Chicago, IL

Please join Dr. Karen Koch, retired LEO and licensed clinical psychologist, for a discussion entitled "Women Warriors: Female Officers in Law Enforcement".  This presentation will be held at the CPD Education and Training Division on Monday, 18 Mar 13 at 1800 hours.  To RSVP, please email Lenny Asuncion at  More information can be found by clicking the link below.  Hope to see you there!…


Added by Beata Staszewski on March 16, 2013 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Events in or around Detroit area?

Hey everyone, I was wondering if there would ever be any events in or around the Detroit area? I live about 20 min away from here and would love to get in on some training. Anyone else from The D?

Added by Chantelle Renaud on February 26, 2013 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

SOLO Officer Active Shooter Response

I am a Firearms Instructor for our police deparment and currently trying to put together training for the Solo Officer Response to Active Shooter.  After researching I find mixed reviews about it but regardless of those reviews we would like to present this type of response as an option to our officers.  The one thing I am finding that is lacking is how to actually respond, tactics once inside, etc.  I have found some very good articles that explain the reasons behind the Solo Officer…


Added by Amanda Asselin on January 27, 2013 at 6:33pm — No Comments

2013 Miami-Dade Police Department Specialized Training Calander Released!


Good Morning Ladies!


Below you will find a link to the 2013 Calander of Specialized Training that my department offers! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via my email or send me a message here on WTA. My emial is




Added by Bianchi G. on December 20, 2012 at 10:31am — No Comments

Revision Discount Code.

Revision Eyewear has a 30% discount code for EVERYONE!  Just enter "tactical" in the coupon area at checkout and receive the discount.  Please pass this info onto your friends/family/coworkers/etc.  They have also redesigned the Sawfly to better fit small faces.  I have a nice flyer from them promoting…


Added by Kim Heath on November 12, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Benchmade MIL/LE discount.

Hello everyone in WTA land.  I recently received an email from Benchmade reminding me that Military, Law Enforcement, first responders, etc., get a standing 30% discount with Benchmade.  Just set up an account(No charge, no minimum) and you will receive the discount.  Excellent news for Christmas shopping for the woman who has everything.  



Added by Kim Heath on November 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Offering a self awareness webinar - (self defense)

We are offering a one hour webinar on self awareness = self defense tips on December 10th at 6pm.  It is targeting civilian woman who have no training whatsoever.  Any computer with speakers or IPAD will work for listening to the webinar.

If you'd like to share the link, here is how they can sign up.

If you would like to be a presenter on a webinar…


Added by Laurie Dougherty on November 11, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments

2013 Membership is now available!

Added by Karen Bartuch on November 8, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

Leupold VX-R Patrol optic.

Anyone out there using a Leupold VX-R Patrol optic that could take a few minutes and post some feedback on it?  We have a member that is optic shopping and the Leupold is one of his options.  Thanks!

Added by Kim Heath on October 25, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Oslo Norway Active Shooter/Bombing Presentation - 16 Oct 12

On Tuesday, October 16th, 2012, the Illinois Tactical Officers Association, in conjunction with the Cook County Dept. of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, hosted personnel who responded to the bombing/active shooter incidents in Oslo, Norway and Utoya Island on 22 July 2011.  Attendees were comprised of members of many different branches of Illinois law enforcement.  Members of the National Guard were also in attendance, as well as police officers from other…


Added by Beata Staszewski on October 16, 2012 at 9:06pm — 1 Comment

Female IWB holsters

Hello everyone. I am looking for any suggestions
on a IWB holster for a M&P .45 that works for female officers. I carry a smaller
.380 off duty without concealment issues but I am
required to carry the .45 on duty, which
is in a plain clothes manner. Im not UC ( fugitive
apprehension), but there are times when I have to
"dress down" and a big gun on my hip sticks out.
I'd apprciate any ideas. Thank you Amy

Added by AMY WATERMAN on September 2, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments

JOLIET POLICE DEPT now hiring certified police officers!!!


If you're looking for a more exciting carrer opportunity please apply to become a JOLIET POLICE OFFICER.  For more details see  Application deadline is September 10,…


Added by APRO on August 30, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Inspiring Tucson Cop Saves Her Male Partner, and Herself!

I'm so proud to be able to tell LPO Nancy Fatura's story of inspiration, struggle, and coming back:

Added by Betsy Brantner Smith on August 30, 2012 at 11:25am — No Comments

"What Women Want" on

I'd love to hear some feedback from WTA members!

Added by Betsy Brantner Smith on August 29, 2012 at 8:57am — No Comments

Need a rifle

Howdy anyone have a used rifle (M-4/AR-15) they are trying to sell?  Its time for me to just break down and buy one but I thought I'd check here first.  Thanks!

Added by Takia D. Washington on August 2, 2012 at 11:23pm — No Comments

Zombie Shoot

Check out the 3 gun Zombie Shoot on September 29th. 

Poster is on my picture page.

Added by charlesvandercamp on July 11, 2012 at 1:16pm — 1 Comment

Tic Toc Tactical's Intro to Rifle Course

This past weekend, Tic Toc Tactical extended an invitation to members of the WTA for a one day version of their Intro to Rifle Course. It was held at Darnell's Range in Bloomington, Il and turned out to be well worth the drive.

I thought we would be zeroing our rifles while laying in puddles of rain, but the gods of war smiled upon us and the weather cleared and the lesson that it may be the rifle that shoots the zero, but it is the shooter that shoots the grouping was… Continue

Added by Kenneth Mescall on July 3, 2012 at 1:15am — 1 Comment

WTA Member, Detective Jennifer DePastors, Hunts Down One of “The World’s Most Wanted”

Des Plaines PD Detective Jennifer DePastors talks about her career in law enforcement and a case she has been working since 1999 - a case of a brutal rape and homicide where the offender still walks free – in the streets of Chicago. America's Most Wanted has stepped in to help find this a-hole.

Read about Detective DePastor's personal journey and her…


Added by Karen Bartuch on June 15, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

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