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Backcountry Tactics and Tracking Training Program

Students who successfully complete this training will be able to apply land navigation and tactical tracking skills in remote backcountry settings and urban environments. These skills will aid the student in interpreting track and sign at a crime scene and documenting findings in a case report to indicate furtherance and/or involvement in a crime.  In addition, these skills will also aid in search and rescue operations, locating missing persons, border security, poaching, and fugitive apprehension. The program emphasizes the ability to work as a team or individually.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 Days


  • Land Navigation
  • Tactical Team Development
  • Non-Lethal Training Ammunition (NLTA)
  • Immediate Action Drills
  • Camouflage and Concealment
  • Night Tracking
  • Tactical Team Patrol Operations
  • Sign Cutting and Tactical Tracking
  • Operations Planning
  • Interpretation of track and sign at crime scenes
  • Documenting track and sign

Who Should Attend

Enrollment is open to full-time state, local, rural or tribal law enforcement officers or fire management personnel who have responsibilities for the investigation of wild land fires.

Tuition and Cost

TUITION-FREE Attendees are responsible for all travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Registration Information

Registration Information - Important information for NEW students/registrations

Training Account Login  - Use if you already have a FLETC training account and  password.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, email us at  or call 800-743-5382.  (Please reference the course name in your email, phone call or message.)

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.