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SEARCH AND RESCUE – HIGH RISK TACTICAL TRACKING OP

$795.0

This course is designed to provide law enforcement officers and military personnel the fundamental skills necessary to safely track armed fugitives using team tactics. Through visual perception and cognitive ability,  students will learn to detect, analyze, collect, and follow visual cues created by the passage of humans, animals, and vehicles. The techniques presented in this program can also be used for Search And Rescue missions.

Dates

July 12-16, 2024

TRACK LIKE A RHODESIAN SELOUS SCOUT

This class is suitable for to ACTIVE DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND MILITARY PERSONNEL!

If you are not Active Duty LEO or military and wish to attend this tracking class, please contact us first to discuss taking this class.

YOUR INSTRUCTOR:

Jimmy Dunn – Jimmy Dunn spent over 20 years as a law enforcement officer with the National Park Service and was trained by world renowned tracker David Scott-Donelon and instructed for him for four years. During that time he accumulated a wide variety of skills, training, and experience. He worked closely with the local Sheriff’s Office, serving on their Special Response Team (SRT), and further developed as team leader for the county’s multi-agency Tactical Tracking Unit. Jimmy worked closely with local Search And Rescue (SAR) teams with high angle rescue as the primary responsibility. He also served as part of the National Park Service Special Event Tactical Team (SETT) in the Southeast Region and was the primary tracker for the team. SETT is responsible for a number of security and tactical operations in a wide range of events. Border security, drug interdiction, presidential inaugurations, and protests are just some of SETT’s responsibilities.

EVENT DESCRIPTION

High Risk Tracking Operations course outline

This tactical tracking course is designed to provide law enforcement officers and military personnel the fundamental skills necessary to safely track armed fugitives using team tactics. Through visual perception and cognitive ability students will learn to detect, analyze, collect, and follow visual cues created by the passage of humans, animals, and vehicles. The techniques presented in this program can also be used for Search And Rescue missions.

Through both classroom and field exercises Search And Rescue (SAR) personnel, along with others, who are tasked with First Responder capabilities, will be instructed in the methods and tactics of tracking lost or fleeing persons within a wooded, or wilderness environment. Students will be instructed in both individual and team tracking techniques. By the end of the course students will be able to discern whether the lost person is moving by day or night and/or intentionally avoiding rescuers. Students will have a basic understanding of various tracking techniques and will possess the tools that will allow them to successfully locate tracks in varied terrain.

TRAINING OBJECTIVES:

At the end of this block of instruction students will be able to work as a member of a tactical or SAR tracking team in a wilderness environment while using visual techniques, terrain, and weather conditions to locate tracks and “sign” left by a lost person in passing.

STUDENTS WILL BE INSTRUCTED IN THE FOLLOWING:

  • Duties of the individual tracker
  • Duties of a tracking team member
  • Tracking team communications
  • Command duties and responsibilities
  • SAR team tracking formations
  • Lost track procedures
  • Locating track and “sign” evidence
  • Track aging
  • This course is highly suitable for Law Enforcement, Forest Rangers, Military, SAR, and other personnel that may need to track a suspect or lost individual in any environment.

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