Basic Mantracking I
November 7-9, 2014
Friday, Nov. 7: 12 pm - 5 pm
Saturday, Nov. 8: 8 am - 5 pm
Sunday, Nov. 9: 8 am - 4 pm
Near LaVergne, TN
On Friday the class will meet at the multi-purpose building of the LaVergne Police
Department, located at 5093 Murfreesboro Road, for a classroom presentation before
traveling to the outdoor site approximately 2 miles away.
Registration is limited to 30 participants, open to the public, and perfect for those
interested in law enforcement, search and rescue, hunting, and outdoor activities
such as hiking and camping. Prereigstration is required.
This course focuses on the fundamentals necessary to track humans in nature, and is
followed by Basic Mantracking II and III—with increasing levels of difficulty. Basic
Mantracking I will specifically train the participant to recognize sign, differentiate
human sign from animal activity, and cut for sign. Intermediate Mantracking I and
II, and Advanced Mantracking will follow the basic course series offering participants
the opportunity to become more proficient tracking in varying types of environments
and conditions (deciduous and coniferous, heavy vegetation, short grass, night tracking).
During the Basic Mantracking I course, participants will learn to recognize and use
subtle changes in the environment necessary to successfully track lost or missing
Lead course instructors include Hugh Berryman and Levi Montgomery, who have national
and international experience teaching mantracking to law enforcement and members of
the military, and tracking instructors primarily from law enforcement backgrounds.
The course will begin with a brief lecture providing an overview of visual mantracking
followed by exercises in sign recognition. Most of the time spent in this course will
involve intense hands-on experience tracking in various natural environments. At the
end of this 3-day course, participants should possess the initial skills needed to
track a human and the foundation upon which to build tracking expertise. After this
course, you will never look at the ground the same way again...you will read it.
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Click here to preregister.
Mental Health Requirement: POST approved for 1 hour
FIRE is offering a new online training course in the area of mental health. The course
meets the new POST Commission mental health requirement and has been approved for
one hour of POST certification. Created by Kim Parker, MSSW, the course makes officers
aware of mental health issues, which they may encounter on the job. The cost of the
one hour course is only $25 and may be accessed and completed at any time. Click here
Once registered, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete the
course. The course is to be used only for the registered participant. If you have
any questions, please email Karen.Austin@mtsu.edu or 615-494-7971.
Exclusive Training Opportunities!
Does your department have more training needs than training budget? The Forensic Institute
for Research and Education (FIRE) is holding specialized online training programs
that are vastly different from anything you've ever experienced in law enforcement.
These workshops are appropriate for computer rookies and veterans alike, and since
they are offered online, they will allow officers the freedom to advance at their
own pace over a four week period. They will also allow departments to schedule training
time for officers that will not negatively impact budgets, overtime, or shift work.
Each interactive online workshop is taught by experienced law enforcement experts
and will be submitted for 24 hours POST approval.
Although there is no c
ost for the workshops, approval is required from your Sheriff, Chief, or Training
Director so that we can ensure your department's commitment to this program (24 hours
over a four week period). Don't miss this opportunity to experience an interactive
approach to cutting edge law enforcement training (most classes include interactive
crime scenes from actual case files!). Class sizes are limited to 15 participants,
so apply now!
Each workshop will be:
- No cost to law enforcement
- Limited to 15 participants
- POST approved for 24 hours*
- Conducted over a 4 week period
- Taught completely online in an asynchronous format
- Created and instructed by experienced and established law enforcement professionals
- Hosted and managed through the Tennessee Board of Regents' secured online learning
management system, D2L (law enforcement will register with FIRE and will not be asked
to register as a TBR or MTSU student)
*24 hours POST approval pending
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