Here you can find the latest news and updates from real world applications of tracking. We will update this page constantly with new articles and links where Tracking is used in the field and down range to defeat terrorists, cartel smugglers, Illegal aliens, and everyday criminals... Check back often for updates, and if you have a story or link you'd like to share, send it to TacticalTracker@gmail.com
REMEMBER: the TACTICAL TRACKER COMPETITION 2015 will be 14-16 October in Asheboro, NC at the In Service Law Enforcement Training Center Complex and the surrounding area grounds and city of Asheboro. *Qualified Military and Law Enforcement Teams and Individuals are invited to compete. *Certificate from a recognized tracking school or instruction is required, unless other credential/training,or experience, is pre approved.
Just a Heads up to all the folks in Law Enforcement and Military personnel who are thinking of learning the skills of man tracking. There are several legitimate and qualified Tracking Schools and organizations out there where you can get some quality training. I'd like to list them, but just as sure as I do, I'd goof up and leave out someone accidentally that should be in the circle of professionals and look like an ass.
On the other hand, there are more and more of what we call "Pop Up" tracking schools or trainers, most of which were first time students as early as 2011 and hiring others as instructors with even less training time, not to mention real world tracking experience of any kind, and yet are posing as trackers and real trainers. Some are trying to infiltrate the LEO training community without the first qualifications or understanding of the LEO mindset. Some of these Pop Ups have gone so far as to violate US Copyright laws and use our materials, names of courses and course descriptions to further legitimize their substandard course and slide into the LE Training Divisions of colleges where TTTS or others have taught a quality course.
This is usually due to the new directors failing to do their jobs in investigating the instruction being brought in. One so called "Training Group", is solely comprised of individuals who are in violation of the contracts which they had signed while students or failed instructor candidates and are completely without any degree of honor.
Just take care not to waste your valuable training time on these jokers, and do some research on your instructors or tracking school's actual real world tracking experience. TTTS and others like us, will be able to show some real world history in tracking, and a solid background in tracker training aside from a short stint as failed or non reenlistable individuals.
Like I said, there are some really good tracking schools and instructors out there...ourselves included, just check for history.