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Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking

  • June 22, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, 620 Antelope Road, White City, Oregon
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Class Title:

Visual Tracking Awareness: Mantracking

Target Audience:

Priority seating for Law Enforcement, Corrections, Fire and Communications

Sponsoring Agency


Date and Time:

June 22, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:45 a.m. Check-in)       


$150 current OPOA member

$175 non-member (Includes 1-year OPOA membership for qualified applicants)

Training Location:

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, 620 Antelope Road, White City, Oregon


Michael Black, Apprentice Tracker and Assistant Instructor

Michael Black is a Certified Apprentice Tracker with JHPTS-VTI, an active member of PCTA and the Polk County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit.

Michael established his law-enforcement foundation and passion for criminal investigation while serving for 8 years in the Utah Army National Guard, with Army Aviation and a Military Police Company. He subsequently joined the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office where he served in both the Patrol and Traffic Divisions for over 10 years. 

After he retired, Michael returned to his passion for criminal investigation work joining the Polk County Oregon Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Team where he contributes his experience and background in computer technology and data analysis.

Anthony Lorange, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office (Ret.)

Anthony Lorange, retired after 25 years as a police officer in Oregon.  During his last 12 years he was assigned as a detective on a regional narcotics task force.  For 20 years he has been a member of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue team.  During which time he trained / deployed a human remains detection K9 and currently serves as the team’s lead tracker and designated visual tracking trainer.

He is a professional tracker, with over eight years of experience.  His certification and continued training is through Joel Hardin Professional Tracking Services and Visual Tracking and Training Incorporated.   He has utilized his tracking training to investigate incidents that have included missing persons, suicides, burglaries, attempted murder and DTO grows.

Ron Glaus, Polk County Sheriff's Office

Ron is a semi-retired Forensic Psychologist who joined the Polk County (Oregon) Sheriff's Office as a Reserve Deputy in 1989. He also provided psychological services to law enforcement agencies across Oregon including pre-employment and special teams assessments, fitness for duty screenings, officer involved incident support services, and assisted with major crime investigations. Currently he is a Special Deputy with the PCSO Cold Case Team and is active in the PCSAR Unit as a ground searcher, human visual tracker, and is a tracking assistant Instructor with the JHPTS-VTATI program.

Brief Overview:

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.            

Contact Information:

Alicia Davis at (970) 412-4544 or training4@opoa.info.


Business Casual

COVID-19 Information OPOA will follow the current Covid-19 Measures  

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Supplies Needed:

*Please bring a laptop or similar, you will be writing mock press releases!  Please register with an email address you can access during training.

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