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Emerging Tactical Solutions is dedicated to the advancement of night vision use, capabilities and tactics within the Law Enforcement tactical community. We are driven in serving that community by being a total solutions provider for agencies considering night vision for the first time, or helping teams build on existing programs and capabilities. To accomplish that, we are first and foremost here as a resource for you. That is we are here to give you credible and reliable information, because it is only through accurate information that we can identify, assess, and find courses of action to get us to where we want to go. When we cannot fully assist you with your needs, it is common for us to refer agencies to other vendors. You can rest assured that your needs will always come ahead of our desire to make a sale. We get repeat customers because we earn their trust and keep it.


Pat Hickcox is a retired Sergeant with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and a founding board member for the Arizona Tactical Officers Association. Pat served 8 years in the U.S. Army in many roles, including a combat deployment to Iraq from 2004 to 2005 as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant. Pat developed the course curriculum and has trained hundreds of law enforcement and government agency personnel on night vision devices. He is highly sought after and is the NOTA's subject matter expert and lead instructor on night vision. Pat is also the owner of Emerging Tactical Solutions.