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  •  15 May, 2018 - 17 May, 2018
     08:00 - 17:00


Fee:  There is no fee for this course.

Location:  Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Training Center – 275 Landfill Road, Rose Hill, NC 28458

Registration:  If registering more than one officer, please email with the names and business email addresses of the other officers who will be in attendance.

Length: 3 days (24 hours)

Designed For: This course is intended specifically for law enforcement officers and agencies with ATV/UTV programs.

Housing, Meals and Incidentals: Students and their sponsoring agencies are responsible for these costs.

Instructors:  42nd Civil Support Team

Prerequisites: Students must be sworn law enforcement officers with departmental ATV/UTV access or responsibility. Priority of registration is given to NC state and local civilian law enforcement officers. All participants should be in good general health and physical condition and capable of performing minimal physical skills associated with field exercises described in this course. Participants are requested to bring their agency ATV/UTV or Off-Road Vehicle(s).

Description: This basic operator’s course provides interdiction officers working in rural settings with an overview of ATV/Off-Road machinery, best safety practices, and applied practice to gain increased familiarity with their agency specific vehicles, rural terrain, and navigation techniques. The course focuses on enabling the student to learn the presented tactics and techniques through classroom lessons supported by practical exercises.

Personal Protective Gear:  We ask that you provide your own PPE as supply cannot be guaranteed.

  1. Required Equipment: Helmet, eye (goggles preferred) and ear protection, gloves, pants, long sleeved shirts, boots, camel back for water, day bag for equipment, communication equipment (portable radio and/or cell phone), flash light, and body armor (optional).

Objectives: This course prepares rural interdiction operators with planning and implementation skills for off-road maneuvers in day and low-light settings. Curriculum includes:

  • Pre-trip planning
  • Equipment familiarity: Strengths, weaknesses, and limitations
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Basic safety techniques
  • Starting and stopping
  • Straight-Line Travel
  • Turning (both gradual and quick)
  • Backing
  • Negotiating Terrain
  • Emergency stopping and swerving
  • Riding over obstacles
  • Preventing Common Liability Issues
  • Recommended safety equipment
  • Recommended Survival Kits, Packs and Gear
  • Trailer Types, Weight Specifications, and towing vehicles
  • Trailering and un-trailering vehicles
  • Proper braking for various conditions
  • Safe Riding/Driving techniques
  • Weight distribution and transfer in challenging conditions
  • Speed control
  • Choosing proper gears
  • Turning and Stopping
  • Terrain assessment/ Route selection
  • Side-hilling: climbing and descending techniques for varying terrain
  • Riding/Driving techniques for hard to soft dirt, water, mud, snow and ice
  • Maintenance kit suggestions (tools and other supplies to always keep with the vehicle)
  • Field maintenance and repair basics
  • ATV/UTV Recovery: towing and winching

MANTA training is provided free of charge to Law Enforcement Officers through a Governor’s Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.

For more information or to receive help in registering for a class, contact us at:
984-664-7649 / 984-664-7034


275 Landfill Road, Rose Hill, North Carolina, 28458, United States