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Minnesota Chief Of Police Association ExpoThe popular, durable and dependable ALTAI™ tactical boots will be one of the products featured at the upcoming 2016 Minnesota Chief Of Police Association Expo, April 18-19th at the River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, MN.  This expo will attract more than 400 law enforcement leaders and public safety professionals from the area and allow them to get a closer look at many products and services that are used in the field on a daily basis.

Attendees of the Expo will be able to look, feel and even try on many different products that are designed to protect them and perhaps make their jobs just a little bit easier.  This event is a great way to facilitate strong connection between law enforcement members in the area with companies that make products that are specifically designed to enhance their day-to-day experience such as ALTAI™ tactical footwear.  We all know that law enforcement has one of the most difficult jobs in our society.  Getting high quality gear that protects and serves them well is extremely important.

ALTAI™ Tactical Boots Featured At April Expo, St. Cloud MN

One special product featured at the Chief of Police Association Expo are our ALTAI™ tactical boots.  They have been used for years by law enforcement, EMTs, firefighters, first responders, and other public safety officials for highly protective and effective foot protection.  These boots are water resistant, keeping your feet warm and dry in the elements, and they allow you to move around easily.  They also have strong tread that provides excellent traction on all types of terrain.  The speed lacing system on all ALTAI™ tactical boots makes getting in and out of the boots easy and fast.

These specialized boots are made from the highest quality materials that will take you where you need to go, for years. The upper, extends past the ankle for support and is made of SuberFabric®, a fabric material that is coupled with state of the art armor technology which gives the user protection, flexibility, breath-ability, stain and water resistance, all while keeping you light on your feet.  The ALTAI™ tactical boot also features a Vibram® outsole, which stands up to liquid without absorbing it.

Many Unique Benefits of ALTAI™ Tactical Boots:

If you would like more information about ALTAI™ tactical boots before or after the Expo in St. Cloud, MN, call our team at 1-(800) 806-2611.

It’s back!!! That’s right, you guessed it! The 2016 Police K9 Conference & Vendor Show is back for another year. Mark your calendars for March 8-10, 2016, in Las Vegas and get ready for some top notch training. While you’re there, you’ll get the chance to explore and visit with some wonderful vendors. At ALTAI™, we didn’t hesitate to sign up as a vendor and be a part of such an amazing event for K9 Officers. While you are at this police K9 conference, stop by booth 13 to see the new types of boots for K9 officers that we have to offer.

ALTAI™ 2016 Police K9 Conference Las Vegas

Facts on the 2016 Police K9 Conference | March 8-10 | Las Vegas:

- 255 E Flamingo Rd Las Vegas, NV 89169

ALTAI™ at the 2016 Police K9 Conference & Vendor Show

At ALTAI™, we would like to thank you and your K9 for your honorable service and your willingness to consistently protect our community. As a small token of our appreciation, we developed tactical boots that are specifically designed for those in law enforcement. If you are looking for new boots for the job that are lightweight, comfortable, protective, waterproof and durable, then be sure to stop by the ALTAI™ booth during your time at the 2016 Police K9 Conference & Vendor Show. We will be set up at booth 13 and ready to answer any questions that you may have, or even let you try on our boots first hand.

We at ALTAI™ cannot be more excited to be apart of the 2016 Police K9 Conference & Vendor Show again this year. Mark your calendars for March 8-10, 2016 in Las Vegas and book your registration now! Don’t forget to stop by and try our ALTAI™ law enforcement tactical boots at booth 13 to help you keep up with your K9! Give us a call today at (800) 806-2611 if you have any questions about our boots. Otherwise, we’ll see you in Vegas!

ALTAI™ at The National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA) ConferenceThe countdown is on! This year Salt Lake City, the most scenic place in the center of the American west, is set to host the National Tactical Officers Association’s 32nd Annual Tactical Conference and Trade Show! Shew, talk about a mouthful! Taking place from August 30th until September 3, 2015, the NTOA will be drawing police officers from all parts of the US, Canada, and even other parts of the world to come together and gain invaluable experience and learn cutting edge approaches to challenges faced by officers. This first class trade show will be a host to vendors that will blow your mind when it comes to tactical gear and equipment suitable for the toughest team in town. Among these vendors, is ALTAI™, offering one of the best law enforcement tactical boots ever made!

The ALTAI™ Multi-Functional Tactical Boots

When you enter into a trade show, your mind can be pulled towards a million different things at once. Loud noises, free samples, and even the robust aroma of that delicious Salt Lake City food can distract you from really getting a good look at a product. If there’s one vendor you can’t miss, it’s the ALTAI™ tactical boot. ALTAI™ has set a new standard for ruggedized footwear! Our boots are the perfect fit for law enforcement and military officials. Specifically designed to meet the demands of today’s law enforcement professionals, this is the world’s most comfortable, durable and lightweight tactical boot! Made with top performing materials, you can rely on these boots to tackle any terrain, withstand all types of weather extremes, and keep your feet completely dry and extremely comfortable! This boot has been tested and proved to work, so much so that the NTOA backs us up on it!

Key Features of the ALTAI™ Multi-Functional Tactical Boot

So, have fun at the NTOA conference this year! We at ALTAI™ thank you for your service and appreciate your efforts in protecting our communities and keeping them safe! Stop by ALTAI™ and witness all that is great with the ALTAI™ multi-functional tactical boot! For more information or to order your boots, please call us today at (800) 806-2611.

MN Police and Fire SoftballIt was still dark when I picked up Don. It was 5 a.m. and we were heading north on our second trip to Duluth within 5 weeks. Last month we were invited to have a booth at the MN Police and Fire Softball Tournament by Duluth Police Officer Matt McShane. Matt organizes the annual tournament, which started in the Twin Cities in 1993, moved to Duluth around 2001, and Matt has run it the past nine years.

Don was pretty chipper, which considering he’s not an early-morning guy, was welcomed because now I could chat with him during the trip. My 12 year-old daughter (Olivia) was tagging along in the backseat. She’d begged me to let her come, and had convinced me to repack the truck to make room for her.

Thick fog socked in I35 for the last 45 minutes of the drive, creating a pinkish-orange haze as the sun rose. I’ve visited Duluth many times. My dad was raised in Duluth and I still have family there.   And yet as we rounded the corner on the outskirts of town and began our descent I was struck again by the beauty of the town and lake below. Despite its industrial appearance when you’re in the city, from high above the city manages to look both majestic and quaint at the same time.

We arrived at Wheeler Fields at 7:45 a.m. and set up our tent and display. I’d ordered a new 10x15 tent from EZ-UP with our ALTAI™ graphic and slogan (“Born to Outperform”) and it arrived the day before the tournament. Our old tent was a borrowed 10x10 shelter from a local recreational soccer team. The faded green canopy had holes here-and-there, it was difficult to set up and space was cramped. Though it kept us shaded it wasn’t the most professional looking shelter.

We assembled the new tent and got a look at it for the first time. I was impressed with the quality of the frame, fabric and graphics. Really easy to set up and the larger size allowed us to spread out, so we weren’t competing for shade later in the day.   We also learned our shelter is softball-proof later in the day, as it was occasionally pelted with a foul or over-thrown ball.

The tournament hosts sixteen teams from all over including Canada, and has competitive and recreational divisions. To be eligible to compete players must be full or part-time police officers, military, dispatchers, reserves, community service officers, fire-fighters, paramedics, jailers, prison guards, prison employees or any spouse of anyone in those occupations.

“Lake Superior Law Men” softball teamAlthough the first game wasn’t scheduled to start until 9 a.m., players were arriving early to set up their gear and warm up in the field. I was already sweating through my shirt from the heat, which became near-oppressive by mid-afternoon. Once the games began I saw teams from Minneapolis PD, St. Louis Park PD, Carlton County, Duluth PD, Eden Prairie PD, Brooklyn Park PD, Maple Grove PD, Thunder Bay and Plymouth PD. Other teams had jerseys which lacked a geographic indicator, and simply had names such as “The Fuzz” or “Metro’s Finest” printed on them. The players were good-natured and focused on their game. No arguing over plays and they delivered solid performances. The event was a class-act all the way.

During the day several players stopped by the tent to chat, buy boots or sign up for the free drawing; although most players jetted off to find air conditioning between games - and I really couldn’t blame them. At least I had shade while these guys were baking in the field.

The Competitive winner was Metro’s Finest and the Recreational winners were Maple Grove PD. Eden Prairie Police Officer Dan P. won the drawing for a free pair of ALTAI™ boots. He’d purchased a pair of tall black tactical boots during the tournament, and selected a pair of short black boots for summer-wear as his prize.

We packed it in at 5 p.m., and I’d brought along some shorts and sandals to change into before driving home. I’d worn a t-shirt, jeans and brown ALTAI™ boots all day and had sweat through my shirt and waistband. Now here’s a shock – and call it a “plug” if you want – but when I took off my socks they were DRY despite wearing boots since 5 a.m. and through the heat of the day. A true testament to the breathability of ALTAI™ boots – and not a claim I can make with any other boot I’ve worn in 21 years of corrections and law enforcement.

Benefit for Sgt. Jesse GarciaThe fundraising event for Sgt. Jesse Garcia raised $4,000, and Minneapolis Police Officer Richard Walker won the ALTAI™ boots in the silent auction. My wife and I met ALTAI™ Outreach Director Don White and his wife in the Yarusso’s parking lot, where the event was staged with tents and tables. There were about 50 motorcycle riders present from the bike run earlier that day; many of them representing police chapters of various bike clubs. Silent auction items and bid sheets were assembled on tables near the entrance, and we bid on some of the items before going through the buffet and sitting down to eat. The dinner was terrific, which is no surprise since Yarusso’s has been a St. Paul fixture since 1933.

A few days later Officer Walker came to the ALTAI™ showroom in Oakdale and selected a pair of short black boots as his prize. Officer Walker told me he works with Sgt. Garcia, and while he was happy to win the auction we both felt the gravity of Sgt. Garcia’s condition - our hearts were with Sgt. Garcia and his family. Thank you Officer Walker for your loyalty and support to your brother-in-blue.

Postscript: Sgt. Jesse Garcia passed away the morning of June 30th, 2015. Thank you Sgt. Garcia for your dedicated service; rest in peace brother.

Gear West Store Long Lake MNWaffles with greek yogurt and fresh berries were disappearing quickly at Gear West (www.gearwest.com), located in Long Lake, MN. Every Saturday morning Gear West sponsors a run/hike and provides breakfast for the participants. Don and I were there to represent ALTAI on July 18 and co-sponsor the event. Long Lake Gear West RunsParticipant numbers were down slightly due to folks cleaning up their yards after storms swept in particularly hard the previous night, with a local tornado and strong winds knocking out power for thousands and downing trees. This morning Mother Nature was equally hard to deny - showing her sunny side and keeping spirits light for a fine run. We enjoyed the meal along with the runners returning from their weekly morning jaunt. A big “thank you” to Corey for inviting us to the event – next time we’ll rent a paddleboard for some fun on nearby Long Lake!

Get out any Saturday for some fresh air while the weather is still nice, you might even see us there!

 

2015 MNAPOA PicnicThe time of year has come again for the MN Asian Police Officers Association (MNAPOA) annual picnic! With such a great turnout last year, this year’s event on August 8, 2015 is sure to be even better! With a day jam packed with various events, your friends and family will be able to enjoy a day at Roseville Central Park! Additionally, one of our team members from ALTAI™ will be present to share the benefits that our tactical boots, designed specifically for law enforcement officers, can provide you on the job.

Details of the MNAPOA Picnic 2015

This event is for friends and family of individuals involved in the MNAPOA. On August 8, 2015, come to Roseville Central Park from 9:00am to 4:00pm to experience plenty of good food and fun! Located at 2540 Lexington Avenue North, our party will be hard to miss! Throughout the day, there will be a Tug-A-War event, pie eating contest, bingo, kids activities, food from the grill and even raffle prizes! Additionally, MNAPOA president, Jimmy Yang, will be sharing a message at the noon hour, and it is one you will not want to miss!

ALTAI™ Tactical Boot of Choice

During the 12:00-1:00pm hour, members from ALTAI™ will be present to share just how great our tactical boots are for law enforcement officers. So, while you are eating your hamburger or hotdog, stop by the ALTAI™ tent to try out our tactical boots. Our guess is that some of you have already had a pair of our tactical boots, and are eager for more. If you have never had a pair of the ALTAI™ tactical boots, we hope to see your jaw drop once you hear about all of the unique features that our boots offer you in your line of work. From SuperFabric® material that keeps your feet comfortable and protected to our lightweight and long lasting VIBRAM® soles, these boots will feel great the first time you try them on!

See you at the Picnic!

If you're involved in MNAPOA and your family is free on August 8, 2015, join ALTAI™ and some of our staff at the MN Asian Police Officers Association (MNAPOA) annual picnic! Come eat good food, enjoy games for the whole family, and learn more about the ALTAI™ tactical boots! We’re excited to see you and your family this year and are excited for another successful picnic to honor our Police officers in the great state of Minnesota!

esse Garcia III Bike Run & Benefit MNAt ALTAI, we’re constantly blown away by the sacrifices that the men and women that choose to wear our boots make for our great country. Whether it’s by serving overseas or serving in local public service, these brave individuals work hard each and everyday to protect our country, often without any recognition, and sometimes with a bit of ridicule from those who don’t appreciate their service.

Recently we heard about a Minneapolis Police Sergeant Jesse Garcia III, who is a 24-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department and was unfortunately recently diagnosed with stage-4 stomach cancer. Jesse is a 1985 graduate of St. Paul Johnson High School and joined the local police force in 1990 and hasn’t left since. Jesse is a family man and has kids that light up his world. He’s been an active contributor to the Minneapolis/St. Paul communities for decades and was even the media spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department for many years. Jesse is currently undergoing treatment, but the community has responded in droves to try and support Jesse and his loving family.

Local  Minnesota Community Hosting a Bike Run & Benefit to Support Jesse Garcia & Family

Members of the community have organized a bike run & benefit on Sunday, July 19th that will benefit Jesse Garcia and his family. The bike run will start at Yarussos Restaurant in St. Paul at 11:00am. Below are some of the event particulars:

Location:

Yarussos Italian Restaurant

635 Payne Avenue

St. Paul, MN

Registration Fees:

$20 per bike or dinner for only $10 for adults and $5 for kids

Event Hours:

Contact Numbers for More Information:

If you’re interested in participating in the event feel free to contact one of the event organizers by calling (651) 776-4848 or (612) 554-2260.

ALTAI™ Participating in Silent Auction

ALTAI™ has agreed to donate a pair of our tactical boots for the silent auction and we’ll also have representatives onsite during the event to honor the many contributions that Jesse Garcia has made to our great community.

We hope that you’ll join us on July 19th at Yarussos Italian Restaurant to show Jesse and his family how much he means to the community of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

Law Enforcement Tactical BootThe much anticipated time has finally arrived to watch an amazing display of Teamwork, Skill, Agility and Bravery at the 2015 USPCA PD1 K-9 Trials in Elk River, MN June 29-30. This spectacular event is hosted by the Elk River Police Department and Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office. ALTAI™ Tactical Footwear is a Proud Event Sponsor. The ALTAI™ Gear Team will also be sponsoring a participating K-9 Officer Team. This is a great opportunity for the sponsored K9 Handler to put our Police Officer Tactical Boots to the test during the competition.

Events at Elk River MN K-9 Trials

Event Participants in the 2015 K9 Trials will take part in events that test and showcase skills needed to pass the United States Police Canine Association Patrol Dog 1 Certification. K-9 Events are Free to the public and fun to watch.

K9 Trials include the follow canine performance skills:

Elk River K-9 Event Participants

As many as 90 K-9 Officer Teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota, North Dakota and Manitoba Canada are eligible to receive K9 Officer Certification in Elk River, MN. Police Dogs represent one of the best and fastest growing tools used to protect public safety and control crime. It takes a special, highly trained canine to become one of the Top Dogs in Police Work.

ALTAI™ Police Tactical Boots

The demanding K-9 Certification Trials require quick footwork by the K-9 Handlers as well as the police dogs. With so much on the line its vital to have the right Tactical Boots to allow officers to keep up with their K9 partners. ALTAI™ Gear will be sponsoring a Participating K-9 Team with the handler wearing a pair of ALTAI™ Police Tactical Boots.

Giving Away Free Pairs of Tactical Boots

The ALTAI™ Gear Team will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate our lineup of Tactical Footwear. During breaks in the competition you are welcome to stop by to visit and see for yourself why K-9 Officers from across the country are loving ALTAI™ Police Tactical Boots for use on the job. They have proven to be Durable, Comfortable, Protective and High Performance.

We encourage you to enter our Raffle to Receive a Free Pair of ALTAI™ Tactical Boots to be given away during the Banquet Ceremony!

Event Sponsor ALTAI™ Tactical Boots

The ALTAI™ Team is honored to be a part of the 2015 K9 Trials taking place in Elk River, MN. We are an Event Sponsor as well as a K-9 Officer Team Sponsor for this incredible K9 Certification Event. While you are on break from the competition, stop by the ALTAI™ Exhibit and enter our raffle to win a pair of ALTAI™ Tactical Boots. See for yourself how Durable, Comfortable and Protective, Police Boots can be.

Call an ALTAI™ representative Today at 800-806-2611 or Visit the ALTAI™ Event Sponsor Exhibit at the 2015 K-9 Trials in Elk River, MN on June 29-30!

 

2015 Executive Training InstituteIt is that time of year again! The Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association is hosting the 2015 Executive Training Institute (ETI) from April 20-22, 2015 at the Rivers Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. This event is free for law enforcement and is sure to be a great time, just as it is every year! Not only is this training seminar great for networking and learning, it is also a great time to interact with the vendors that will be on-site for the 3 day expo. If you work in law enforcement and plan to attend this meeting, there is no better time to think about purchasing a new pair of work boots. ALTAI™, a professional shoe company that creates long lasting tactical boots designed specifically for this field will be one of the vendors in attendance.

ALTAI™ Boots and Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers are out on their feet on a daily basis working long hours. Over time this can take a big wear on your feet. Stop purchasing the cheap boots that are not comfortable and only last a few months. Instead, commit to providing support and comfort to your feet by investing in ALTAI™ tactical boots. Don’t let tired feet be the reason you were not able to succeed on the job. What is great about the ALTAI™ tactical boots is that they provide officers with added protection over the ankles while feeling like you are wearing tennis shoes. Additionally, the SuberFabric® used in our boots is fabric made from armored plates. With our breathable, waterproof and long lasting tactical boots, you will wish you took the plunge with ALTAI™ years ago!

ALTAI™ Team at the 2015 ETI

Make it a priority to come join the ALTAI™ team at some point during your stay at the 2015 Executive Training Institute. We will have boots available for you to try on and will have specialists available to go into further detail about the benefits behind the ALTAI™ tactical boots for law enforcement. This is one of the largest events of the year, so we know you have a lot of spots to stop and see during your stay. Making a stop to see ALTAI™ will be a decision that you will not regret.

Book those tickets to the 2015 Executive Training Institute in St. Cloud, MN soon. This wonderful event is quickly approaching and you don’t want to be the one that misses it. While you are at the event, make sure to visit the ALTAI™ team and let us help you pick out your new pair of work boots. If you have any questions beforehand, feel free to call ALTAI™ at (800) 806-2611.

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