Wilderness Law Enforcement Operations Training
Course is designed for officer whose jurisdictional areas include remote wilderness in North Carolina. Course focuses on scenarios of tactical tracking through wilderness environments, surveillance, and securing / processing a crime scene in such environments. Emphasis is on safety, officer survival, and small unit law enforcement operations in wilderness settings. This course was developed to prepare law enforcement to work in the remote areas of NC and/or pursue a suspect off road where additional support is not possible in a timely manner.
Target venues will be law enforcement, officers / rangers from NC State Parks, National Park and US Forest Service lands in the Blue Ridge Parkway / Pisgah National Forest land mass. There are no course pre-requisites, however, all participants should be in physical condition for arduous duty and be able to work/operate an entire day in remote environments without any outside support regardless of weather conditions.
Topics covered in this course include: Survival, Equipment considerations, Introduction to hazardous terrain crossings, Basic wilderness medical operations, Tactical tracking, Wilderness surveillance operations, and Securing/processing a crime scene in a wilderness setting. This course includes live fire scenarios. Packing list will be provided to all students prior to the course.
This course is open to active law enforcement officers only. Due to the high interest in this course, all students will be waitlisted upon registration. Preference will be given to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who respond to wilderness areas or have the potential to support law enforcement operations in wooded environments; however, this course is applicable to any law enforcement officer who could pursue a subject into wooded areas. This course will provide key officer survival skills when pursuing a subject in a wooded enviroment.
This course is physically and mentally demanding and students should be prepared to work in all weather environments. Proper clothing systems are also critical to safety in this course. Cotton materials may be required due to uniform requirements, however every attempt should be made to limit if not completely remove any cotton components of your clothing system. A full annotated equipment list is attached and students who are missing items should contact instructor cadre for guidance. Students will be required to provide ammunition for their duty weapons as this is a live fire course.
Course costs, lodging, and meals will be provided by NC Emergency Management. If anyone wishes to commute or has questions concerning this course, please email Brian Barnes at: email@example.com .
NC Emergency management covers all course costs, lodging and meals during the course. Registration is through our online training system NC TERMS. If they haven’t ever taken a course through us they will need to make a personal profile then register for the class. There is only 24 seats and the course fills very quickly so if they are interested I would recommend they register as soon as possible. Once they register they will be waitlisted and then we will approve 24 of them in early December.