The INOA was formed in 2004 by numerous law enforcement officers throughout the State of Iowa. In 2005, the INOA hosted its inaugural training conference in Johnston, Iowa. To date the association is made up of over 460 members ranging from officers, agents, intelligence analysts, prosecutors and others who work in law enforcement career fields. The Association recognizes that narcotics, drugs, and other addictive substances are, and have been, one of the greatest internal threats to the citizens of the United States, the State of Iowa, and each of our communities. The purpose of the Iowa Narcotics Officers' Association is to provide education and training and to facilitate the establishment and growth of partnerships and communication between members.