LAW ENFORCEMENT TACTICAL TRACKING

The purpose of a K9 Tactical Tracker is threefold, 

  • To gather and process information about the quarry from the track that can be used to assist in the apprehension. 

  • Using a K9 Tracker pursue a quarry making ground through an understanding of the track picture and environmental conditions

  • To assess direction and distance from the quarry further utilising this information to effect an arrest executing a manoeuvre or plan of action designed to gain a desired end advantage minimising risk to the pursuit team.

'Your course helped us so much, We tracked him for two miles then I saw his ears perk  up and knew we were now close to him' 

Iowa K9 Officer

'After your course I was able to read my dogs proximity alerts so much clearer, I was able to call exactly where a suspect was hiding to my team'

  Texas SWAT K9 Officer 

TEXAS PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT

Turbo hard surface tracking
Turbo hard surface tracking

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Texas Parks & Wildlife

On location in Texas
On location in Texas

Turbo hard surface tracking
Turbo hard surface tracking

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Combined surface track
Combined surface track

Waiting patiently to start
Waiting patiently to start

Combined surface track
Combined surface track

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Tactical/Combat tracking is  unfortunately becoming  a forgotten discipline within  K9 law Enforcement agencies.

Why? There is a huge difference between the discipline of tracking which is commonly taught by Instructors and  K9 Combat/Tactical tracking which is utilising the dog in an operational role, a skill set mastered by the Selous Scouts and the U.S Scout Dog teams.  The concept of the course is to instruct an established K9 handler team in new training methods streamlining their tracking techniques towards an operational tactical role. In addition, showing the disadvantages of established discipline tracking training methods in an operational deployment. 

Tracking Instructor Daryll Pleasants served for 12 years in the military as a K9 trainer/operational handler and has been instructing operational tracker teams in Africa and India since 2012 . He holds both U.K and U.S Master trainer status, the only person to have this.

In November 2018  Animals Saving Animals was approached by U.S Dogs for Law enforcement to instruct their Police dog handlers in Combat or Tactical tracking. Their are two courses available the 3 day basic or 5 day advanced course and covers the following syllabus,

  • Understanding the track picture /Diffusion of scent

  • How Environmental conditions affect scent 

  • Human air raft discrimination

  • Hard surface tracking

  • Night tracking

  • Deployment from Vehicles

  • Leapfrogging tracker dogs

  • Moving through Buildings

  • Water tracking

  • Reading distance/direction from quarry  indicators (Proximity alerts)

  • Pursuit/Cover team formations

  • Visual indicators

  • footwear/quarry characteristics

Please email  for further information if you wish ASA to attend  and present a course to your agengy or download the course syllabus and prices by clicking on the link below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ALVIN SEMINAR TEXAS

PARKS & WILDLIFE DEPT

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Placing onto scent location
Placing onto scent location

A successful track
A successful track

Combination track
Combination track

Placing onto scent location
Placing onto scent location

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CAMP DODGE, IOWA

Entering the subway
Entering the subway

Underground subway tracking
Underground subway tracking

Multi surface exercises
Multi surface exercises

Entering the subway
Entering the subway

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INDIANA STATE POLICE

Multi surface tracking
Multi surface tracking

Multi surface tracking
Multi surface tracking

Vegetative tracking
Vegetative tracking

Multi surface tracking
Multi surface tracking

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PADRE ISLAND, TEXAS

Tracking through drainage systems
Tracking through drainage systems

Crossing rivers
Crossing rivers

Water tracking
Water tracking

Tracking through drainage systems
Tracking through drainage systems

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ALVIN POLICE DEPT

Tracking with distraction
Tracking with distraction

Railroad tracking
Railroad tracking

Preparing to move
Preparing to move

Tracking with distraction
Tracking with distraction

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washington, iowa

Tracking through aircraft hangers
Tracking through aircraft hangers

Water tracking
Water tracking

Train tracks
Train tracks

Tracking through aircraft hangers
Tracking through aircraft hangers

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Sioux city, texas

Tracking fire escapes
Tracking fire escapes

Tracking through buildings
Tracking through buildings

Independence K9 officers
Independence K9 officers

Tracking fire escapes
Tracking fire escapes

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independence, iowa

new hartford, iowa

Water tracking
Water tracking

Hard surface airport runways
Hard surface airport runways

Tracking through woodlands
Tracking through woodlands

Water tracking
Water tracking

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