Enforce Tac Newsroom
After the two days of the trade fair and conference at Exhibition Centre Nuremberg, the 6th round of Enforce Tac – International Exhibition & Conference for Law Enforcement, Security and Tactical Solutions – closed with a thoroughly positive result: the number of exhibiting companies rose to 214, up 42 percent on the previous year, the display area increased by as much as 80 percent, and the number of trade visitors was up by 38 percent to a total of 3,810.
The challenges faced by official security agencies and organisations have grown constantly in recent years. Internationally operating terror groups are targeting internal security, while has been a significant increase in attacks on police officers and emergency responders. In the meantime, many countries have become aware of the urgent need to increase the size of their security forces and above all to also equip them with state-of-the-art equipment appropriate for these new operational scenarios. Every year, Enforce Tac showcases the latest ultra-modern equipment for official security forces. The range of products on display is complemented by two conferences for police and official security experts.
In 2017, the patron of Enforce Tac was once again Bavarian Minister for the Interior Joachim Herrmann. Speaking at a reception for exhibitors during the fair, he again emphasised the need for state-of-the-art equipment. At Enforce Tac, the exhibiting companies showcased guns and ammunition for official agencies, ballistic accessories, optics and optronics, communications technology, tactical equipment and vehicles and PPE like bulletproof vests, stab-proof vests, body armour, face protection, shields and helmets.
Because it is a specialist trade fair, entry to Enforce Tac is restricted to representatives of relevant authorities like the police force, law enforcement agencies, border protection agency, customs and military police/armed forces and authorised wholesalers with appropriate credentials.
Alongside the range of products exhibited at Enforce Tac, the European Police Trainer Conference (EPTK) and “Weapons and Equipment” Conference hosted by the German Police Academy Münster offered two further opportunities for specialist information acquisition and professional development as well as knowledge-sharing among international peers.
PiD – Police Trainers in Germany – hosts the EPTK conference in collaboration with NürnbergMesse. The two-day conference explores the latest developments, techniques and technologies, while training modules offer the opportunity to try them out. The topics covered by this year's conference included operational tactics for dealing with killing rampages and suicide attacks as well as unmanned aviation vehicles and the use of vehicles as cover.