|Type:||NGO working on Drugs|
|Address:||28245 Avenue Crocker - Suite 230
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1201
|Country:||United States of America|
- To educate the membership and the public on the dangers of narcotic and drug abuse;
- To promote and foster mutual cooperation between narcotic enforcement officers, their agencies, private industry and the public;
- To provide a medium for the exchange of ideas and new techniques used by both criminals and investigators;
- To conduct training seminars, institutes, conferences, and research into educational methods for narcotic and drug abuse control;
- To provide narcotic and drug abuse information suitable for distribution to the adult and juvenile public;
- To provide assistance, financial, moral, or other to other police and law enforcement organizations or other bodies having purposes and objectives in whole or in part similar or related to those of this organization;
In 1964, the California Narcotic Officers' Association (CNOA) was founded. CNOA has grown from a few hundred members to 7,000 strong, including local, state, and federal peace officers and prosecutors from throughout California and across the nation, as well as several foreign countries. The State of California is divided into regions, four representing Northern California and four representing Southern California.
CNOA provides more than 150,000 student contact hours of training for its members each year through regional and statewide training seminars including the highly successful Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR) class and the acclaimed Narcotic Unit Supervisors course. The yearly training schedule culminates with the annual training institute which attracts hundreds of narcotic enforcement officers from various local, state, federal, out of state and out of country law enforcement agencies.