“Recent high profile events around the country have illustrated the need for tactical tracking for law enforcement officers and agents. The murder of Park Ranger Margaret Anderson in Mt. Rainier National Park, Peter Keller’s murder of his family in Washington State, Aaron Bassler’s murder of a public official near Fort Bragg, Calif. and the recent murder committed by Eugene Palmer in New York State all required law enforcement personnel to utilize tracking techniques to locate and apprehend the individuals involved in these crimes. As of this writing, Mr. Palmer is still at large. In addition to the instances referenced above, officers and agents trained as trackers can utilize these skills when investigating marijuana growers, conducting search and rescue, investigating game and fish violations, and investigating various crime scenes […]”

Download the complete article: 2013-Summer-FLETC-Journal

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