2018 Training Conference

The 2018 ANOA conference is scheduled for August 28-30, 2018.

The host hotel will be the Island House Hotel, in Orange Beach, Alabama.

Early, on-site registration will be on Monday, August 27, 2018. The room rate will be $149.00 per night. The Conference registration rate is $150.00.


Hope everyone has a safe trip to the beach next week. Due to conflicts with instructor schedules we have had to make several last minute changes to the agenda. A new one is attached and we thank everyone for your understanding.

We will have early registration/check-in, in the conference room, on Monday, August 27th, from 3:00pm – 5:30pm as well as continued check-in on Tuesday morning starting at 8:00am.

We are still receiving calls about late registrations. We will not turn you away, so if you arrive next week and haven’t pre-registered, and/or don’t think your registration made it to us in time, we will make it work.

The banquet will be held Wednesday night, August 29th. We are finalizing some last minute details and will announce the location at the conference. The hospitality room will be open Tuesday and Wednesday night.

If anyone is still in need of a hotel room we have been informed the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orange Beach still has a few reasonably priced rooms available. The Island House, unfortunately, is full at this time.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Orange Beach

3111 Loop Road

Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

(251) 543-4444

(800) 228-2800

Download Conference Agenda

Conference Certificates

It has come to my attention that several of our members are still needing conference certificates. First of all, I would like to apologize to anyone who has not received a certificate. Honestly, I feel this is unacceptable and I take total responsibility for the delay.  In an effort to streamline some things I decided to email the certificates after the conference. This was not my best idea. It seems our Gmail account did not like the attachments as some went through and others did not. However, due to the way the email is formatted when it was returned I have not been able to determine which ones did not reach the intended recipient. I have spoken with several people and I have been sending certificates and/or receipts as needed to members.

   If you have not received needed documentation you need, please Contact Me and I will get it to you asap.

   Also, I apologize if anyone has tried to contact me but was unable to; some of my contact numbers have changed. If you need updated contact info from me send me an email and I will send you my new updated information.

  Once again, I apologize for any inconvenience to our members as well as the lack of communication from me. I will do everything in my power to remedy the situation quickly as well as to avoid any further inconveniences. I can only hope everyone views this glitch as the exception and not the norm for our association.
Scott Kendall
ANOA President

Post Spring Conference News

 During the 2015 Spring Conference ANOA President Clif Roberts announced he was not running for re-election. Clif has provided many years of service and leadership to the organization. His leadership will be missed and we wish him well in his future endeavors.

 During the business meeting Scott Kendall (Auburn PD) was elected as the new ANOA president. Amard Martin (Alabama A&M University) was re-elected as SGT at Arms. The Secretary/Treasurer position is currently vacant pending special election/appointment.

 There was an increase in conference attendance this year. Membership is growing and the organization is seeing many new officers from not only narcotics units but other specialized sections such as K-9, interdiction units, etc. It is great to see these new members and the increased attendance allows for more networking opportunities; a goal that the organization was originally founded on.

 The Cayman Grill hosted our Awards Banquet and provided great food and atmosphere. Thanks to all our members and families that attended.  Awards of Excellence were presented to five members at the banquet.

 The association officers are already working on plans for next year's conference and are negotiating with new instructors, classes, and vendors. We will be releasing info and dates as we firm up the itinerary.

Narcotics officers win top honors

Five narcotics officers statewide win top honors for combating narcotics. Two of those are from Jackson County.

Jimmy Jones and Craig Holcombe received an award of excellence for their efforts in fighting drugs in Jackson County.

Read more: Narcotics officers win top honors

ANOA Email List

In an effort to keep our members updated on current ANOA news we have started a new email list. If you would like to keep up to date or insure that your email address is on file please send an email to:
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Thank you

ANOA Thanks 5.11

We wish to thank 5.11 for their generous support of the Alabama Narcotic Officers Association and the fall 2011 conference. In addition to their support a vendor representative will be on site at the fall conference, in Auburn, displaying the newest items available from 5.11.