P.O. Box 1218
Hays, KS 67601
  • Kansas Narcotics Officers Association
  • Kansas Narcotics Officers Association


The Kansas Narcotics Officers Association (KNOA) was founded during the latter part of 1992. Since that time, KNOA has increased to over 290 members strong.

The goals of our organization are;

  • To educate the membership and public of the dangers of narcotic and drug abuse
  • To benefit the public interest in the area of narcotic and drug enforcement
  • To promote and foster mutual cooperation between narcotic enforcement officers, their agencies, private industries, and the public sector
  • To provide an avenue for the exchange of ideas and new techniques used by criminals and investigators
  • To take notice of new trends in narcotic and drug abuse
  • To keep the membership informed of new statutes, statute changes, and judicial decisions
  • To recommend, if necessary, correct legislation that the association considers to be in the best interest of the public in the area of narcotic and drug abuse
  • To provide narcotic investigative training to members and peace officers of the State of Kansas.

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Upcoming Events

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Report illegal drug activity at 1-800-KS-CRIME or online anytime.

2016 K9 Officer The Year

Sgt. Mike Alstedt of the Topeka Police Department

2016 Unit of the Year

Sheriff Heath Samuels – Lyon County Drug Task Force

Officer Dominick Vortherms – Lyon County Drug Task Force

2016 Prosecutor of the Year

Steven Wilhoft - Assistant Attorney General Office, Criminal Litigation Division

2017 Scholarship Winners

Hannah Elizabeth Gomez – is the daughter of Detective Cory Graber of the Reno County Sheriff Office. Hannah received $1000 scholarship for her academic achievements as well as her involvement in the community.

Wyatt Williams – is the son of Chief Patrick Williams of the Minneola Police Department. Wyatt received $1000 scholarship for his academic achievements as well as his involvement in the community.

Partner Sponsors

The K.N.O.A. wishes to express our gratitude to our partner sponsors for their support.

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Glock Perfection

Interested in becoming a Partner Sponsor?  Download and complete our Sponsor Form.


National Narcotic Officers' Associations' Coalition (NNOAC)

K.N.O.A. is an active member of the National Narcotic Officers' Associations Coalition.  N.N.O.A.C. is comprised of individual state narcotic associations representing more than 50,000 narcotic law enforcement officers in the United States.

Kansas Narcotics Officers Assocation
To promote the cooperation, education and exchange of information among all Law Enforcement Agencies involved in the enforcement of controlled substance laws.