25 July, 2022 - 29 July, 2022
08:00 - 17:00
Instructor: Mike Hull, www.Hull’sTrackingSchool.com
Location: 54 College Dr. Marion, NC 28752
Welcome to Tactical Tracking
Be prepared to spend 70% of your time in the field regardless of weather conditions. This is a tactical course involving strenuous activity so you must be reasonably fit to participate.
Materials needed consist of;
- Issued long gun
- Field uniform-camouflage or plain colored (not black)
- Hat (preferably bonnie style)
- Boots (must be broken in well)
- Water bladders or canteens
- Rain gear
- Bug spray and sunscreen
- GPS,& or compass
- Load bearing or tactical vest, daypack, or fanny pack
- Camo face paint or head net and gloves
- Personal first aid equipment.
First two days builds individuals basic tracking knowledge and skills
- Ability to properly articulate tracking and foot impression evidence in a court of law
- Determine number of persons involved
- May disprove an incident even happened all together
- Determine or eliminate suspects at the scene by Finding,
- Documenting and Interpreting Footprint Evidence
- Find and/or Eliminate Directions of Travel
- Extend Crime Scenes
- Find Evidence away from the scene
- Perimeter security
- Intelligence gathering/reconnaissance
- Search and Rescue
- Effective in Recovering armed and dangerous fugitives in rural areas
Tracking compliments and enhances a canine handler’s mission. *The lack of tracks is evidence in itself
- Tactical acuity has been proven more effective in finding trip wires and IED’s than all the current technology in use.
- Anti-tracking techniques may be used for: counter tracking, hiding remote intelligence gathering equipment, recon operations, sniper hides and surveillance sites,
- A basic knowledge of tracking and foot impression evidence aids in; prompting confessions, provides physical evidence for convictions and enhances Officer Safety.
- We can all be taught the value of tracks, tracking and basic tracking skills to some degree; to become a “Tracker” takes time and commitment the same as any other specialized skill.
Day three through five students learn to track as a team in a tactical situation.
- Most effective and safest techniques for locating dangerous subjects in a rural environment
- Rules of a tactical team
- Preliminary onsite investigations
- Formations and zones of responsibility
- Team movements
- Hand signals
- Encounter action drills
- Characteristics of the cover shoot
- Team lost spoor procedures
171 River View Lane
Faber VA 22938
www.HullsTrackingSchool.com < Caution-http://www.VITALELLC.com >
cell 434 996 3639
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.
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