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.
INSTANT TRACKING INSTRUCTORS?
So... all of a sudden everyone is a "Tracking Instructor" WTF? How does this happen? We can put you through our entire course and you'll have at a minimum of 150 hrs of under our wing instruction, then put you through our additional Instructor Course 600 hrs. and you should have something which parallels the Army Basic Instructor Course (ABIC) or like course, a law enforcement Instructor course...and so on...and you still can not be an actual Tactical, Combat, or Visual Tracking Instructor with any accreditation... How can someone..like most of these clowns calling themselves "Tracking Instructors", actually explain what it's like to track an actual hostile or potentially hostile, or even just someone on the move, without the experiences associated with having actually tracked multiple quarry in the real world. Let's use the analogy of doing a room clearing..shoot house, compared to doing an actual entry...nuff said right.... Same thing with tracking... We can see these well trained up guys as Instructor assistants or even instructor candidates...but as the lead, or the head of a so called "Tracking School''...please.. SO,,how about if we take a "Tracking Instructor Course"...Does this training come with some real world tracking of hostiles, fugitives, bad guys, and potentially hostile fleeing individuals? Are they going to be feeling the potential danger...deep in their hearts that they may be fired upon during the track?.. OK then. I know some damn good trackers who are operating reputable schools, but think twice about instant Tracking Instructors to teach your guys. ...and stay away from those guys who just steal courses and POIs we call 'Pop Ups". You'll know who they are.
Stay safe and keep on trackin.
HEY... Now these guys are changing up their tune and trying to claim they have some real world tracking experience to pass along. All BS, having served all good, but not as trackers, not as tracking instructors...so keep it in perspective..One was our student, who didn't get to track as an LEO, and never while serving, the other was David's student..(although David has absolutely no memory of him, and definitely did NOT give him permission to use his copyrighted materials either) was out of the military very shortly after taking the course, never used tracking downrange, or conducted training. ...be careful of the BS. ...lot of these guys out there. I have only been tracking sense before these kids were even born...