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Backcountry Tactical Tracking Training Program

5 Training Days
Locations Offered: 


The Back Country Tactical Training Program (BTTTP) is designed to provide law enforcement officers (LEO) in the area of fundamental tracking and safe team tactics related to fugitive manhunts.  The techniques instructed in this program can also be utilized for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.  The BTTTP includes the information needed to conduct training during in-service or refresher training.


  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws.
  2. Must be able to participate in intensive training lasting up to ten hours per day. 
  3. Must not have any medical restrictions.

Required Training Materials

  • Camelback or other means of hydration
  • Appropriate wear (e.g., BDUs, agency t-shirt, boots, etc.)
  • Bug spray

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Tracking and Sign Cutting
  • Map Reading and Land Navigation
  • Camouflage for Tracking Operations
  • Orientation for Backcountry Tactics and Tracking Training Program

Program Registration

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) partner with numerous federal agencies to provide law enforcement training. If you are a member of one of these Participating Organizations, please contact your agency training officer for class availability.  If your agency is not a partner organization of the FLETC and you are interested in attending a course, please contact us to request placement on our Wait List.

The FLETC State, Local and Tribal Division (SLTD) supports our local law enforcement communities by providing training opportunities, onsite at FLETC campuses and exported to hosts, through the FLETC Application for Student Training (FAST) online application site at

For more information on all training at FLETC, please contact us at FLETCAdmissions@FLETC.DHS.GOV or 800-743-5382.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-2599
Artesia: (575) 746-5962