Reconnaissance Operators Course

  • 04 November, 2020 - 06 November, 2020
    08:00 - 17:00

Reconnaissance Operators Course: Nov 4-6, 2020

Samarcand Training Academy I 3600 Samarcand Road, Jackson Springs, NC 27281

  • Fee:  There is no fee for this course.
  • Length: 3 days (24 Hours)

Designed For: Corrections officers and sworn law enforcement – federal, state, or local.

Lodging, Meals and Incidentals Samarcand Academy provides lodging and meals at no cost to students. Students must stay in overnight lodging to be eligible for meals. Event registration will close 7 APR 2020 in order to allow the facility adequate time to properly plan and prepare for student arrival.

Instructor: Andrew Burkes

Description: This course is designed to teach officers how to operate in rural and urban environments while collecting information critical to case construction.

  • Digital camera familiarization
  • Camouflage principles
  • Urban hide sites
  • Rural hide sites
  • Stalk lanes
  • Real world final exercise

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:
984-664-7034/ 919-724-0629



Venue Phone: 910-673-0651

Venue Website:

3600 Samarcand Road, Jackson Springs, North Carolina, 27281, United States


Occupying 430 acres in Moore County, Samarcand Training Academy provides correctional, in-service, law enforcement and advanced law enforcement training.

A 2013 North Carolina General Assembly allocation of $10.4 million has been used to convert the former Samarkand Manor into a corrections and law enforcement training center for the Department of Public Safety. Samarcand has six classrooms, dormitory space capable of housing overnight students, and a cafeteria.

The primary purpose of the academy is to conduct basic training for correctional officers, probation/parole officers and juvenile justice employees, as well as other in-service training.  The law enforcement agencies within DPS will be able to use Samarcand to conduct in-service and advanced training programs, while other local, state and federal agencies may also conduct training at the facility from time to time.