*CANCELLED* Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking
Any and all Law Enforcement as well as Search & Rescue
Oregon Peace Officers Association and Treasure Valley Comm. College
Date and Time:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914
Detective Kathy Decker, King County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)
Kathy retired as 32 year veteran of the King County Sheriff's Office based out of Seattle, WA. She has over 18 years of experience working as a Detective assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division and five years’ experience employed as the Search and Rescue Coordinator for King County Sheriff. Kathy is a professional visual tracker, with over 20 years of experience. She is a student and instructor for Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated, as well as a court recognized expert in visual tracking. She has testified as an expert in tracking evidence in murder, robbery and rape cases. Detective Decker regularly instructs classes with Dr. Kathy Taylor (Forensic Anthropologists for the KCMEO) on buried human remain detection. During her tenure with KCSO Detective Decker has utilized K-9's trained in HRD as well as tracking/trailing as part of her crime scene investigation.
Also known as "Mantracking", this day long training will introduce the concept of visual tracking to law enforcement in the form of a lecture presentation and actual hands on training. Tracking is learning to see “sign” evidence. “Sign” is defined as the discoverable physical evidence of the presence or passage of a person. A case study demonstrating the use of tracking evidence will also be presented. Students will be in the field working sign evidence and practical simulations highlighting tracking evidence. Please dress weather appropriate, we will be in a park type area outdoors.
Weather Appropriate, we will be outside.
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