Combined Reconnaissance Operators Course 3-day: November 28-30

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  •  28 November, 2018 - 30 November, 2018
     08:00 - 17:00

Combined Reconnaissance Operators Course 3-day: November 28-30

Camp Butner Training Center | 539 Roberts Chapel Rd., Stem, NC 27581

  • Fee:  There is no fee for this training
  • 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 and corrections officers actively engaged reconnaissance operations.
  • Lodging: Barracks lodging is available at Camp Butner.
  • Meals and Incidentals: Students and their sponsoring agencies are responsible for meal expenses
  • Instructor:  Dustin Butcher

Course Description:

CROC is a course developed to educate Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) in the TTPs of both rural reconnaissance and urban reconnaissance operations. Students are taught through limited classroom lecture and evaluated based on extensive field training exercise performance. FTXs are based on real world operations. Topics include but not limited to:

  • Equipment selection and employment
  • Hide Site selection and construction (Urban/Rural Hides)
  • Reconnaissance mission planning
  • Risk Mitigation
  • Small unit tactics
  • Individual Movement Techniques
  • Digital Surveillance Photography
  • Sensory Enhancing Devices

Equipment List:

  1. Battle Dress Uniform (Multicam, ATACS, MARPAT, Woodland etc.)
  2. Boots (Tan, Coyote preferred)
  3. Assault Pack (3 Day)
  4. Hydration System
  5. Gloves
  6. Note Pad
  7. Pens/Pencils
  8. Radio
  9. Yeti Net, Ghillie Suit, and or Ghillie Boonie (Viper Hood or home made)
  10. Load Bearing Vest
  11. Organizational Surveillance Equipment
  12. Spotting Scope
  13. Digital Camera
  14. Binoculars
  15. Bug Spray (Therma Cell)
  16. Camo Face Paint
  17. Bug Spray!
  18. Sniper Veil
  19. Eye Protection
  20. Parachute cord or similar cordage
  21. Pruning shears or portable saw
  22. Poncho or camo tarp
  23. Tent stakes
  24. Rubber bands

*We understand not all students will have this full gear list. Please bring as much as possible

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


539 Roberts Chapel Rd., Stem, North Carolina, 27581, United States


539 Roberts Chapel Rd, Stem, NC 27581