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Wilderness Law Enforcement Operations (NC-8149)

Course is designed for officers 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.   

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.

Date(s)  Mon. Jan 24, 2022 0800 hrs -  
Tue. Jan 25, 2022 
Wed. Jan 26, 2022 
Thu. Jan 27, 2022 
Fri. Jan 28, 2022 
Location NCFS Mountain Training Facility _ B.H. Corpening Training Facility - Avery Count
6065 Linville Falls Highway, Crossnore NC 28616 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access Yes
ESF ESF13 - Law Enforcement
Functional Areas Emergency Services
Offered By North Carolina Division of Emergency Management 
Primary Instructor Hawkins, Bruce Hadley 
Additional Instructors Cartaya, Eduardo Luis 
Wolters, Jeffrey   
Course Length 5 days 
Course Hours 40 
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