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UPDATE 11.29.23 

More tickets have been added due to high demand

The CATO Annual Training Conference is the one time of the year when the top tactical minds in California converge. This empowering event will educate and inspire you and give you a unique opportunity to connect with your peers. Experience the best training and networking opportunity on the West Coast while enjoying San Diego. This year, we have more to offer than ever before, with a chance to golf, socialize, explore the latest technology, and get hands-on experience from the best in the business.  This year's conference is POST certified 1185-28000-23-001 (Plan NA).



SUNDAY, DEC. 3RD: CATO’s Training Conference will kick off on Sunday with our first annual Charity Golf Tournament, which will raise funds for CATO Cares, CATO’s benevolence fund. CATO Cares makes it possible to help law enforcement and their loved ones with immediate financial assistance when they are ill, injured, or killed in the line of duty. The golf event will be a great networking opportunity and an amazing way to start the conference. The CATO Charity Golf Tournament is sponsored by First Responder Golf Tour and is open to attendees, vendors and sponsors. To register for the golf tournament, go to

Sunday afternoon will also feature a sneak peek of the Vendor Show and include a happy hour–plus attendees can check in early to beat the Monday morning rush.

MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4-6TH: The training portion of the conference will take place Monday, Dec. 4th through Wednesday, Dec. 6th. This year’s conference is jam-packed with incident debriefs and presentations designed to enhance officers’ decision-making and leadership skills, as well as tactics and professionalism.

Monday, Dec. 4th will include a full day of the Vendor Show and will showcase the latest law enforcement technology and related products from around the world. Monday evening there will be a happy hour and raffle prizes.  

Click here for a full list of conference events and presentations.


Attendee Registration Fees:
$500 when you register by 08/15/23
$550 when you register by 10/15/23
$600 when you register by 12/04/23


Town and Country San Diego

Hotel Circle North 500
92108 San Diego CA
United States

Related files

  • CATO Conference 2023 Attendee Flyer.pdf
  • CATO Vendor Sponsor Prospectus_SanDiego2023.pdf

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