Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2014-04-22


Please check the DNR WEB SITE at www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Education Courses and instructor training sessions

If you missed a fall class and are over 18, check on-line for Adult Home Study or On-Line course information is also located at www.mndnr.gov.

Please check the DNR WEB SITE www.mndnr.gov for a current class listing of all DNR Enforcement Youth Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions. Adult Snowmobile Safety Training CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

Youth ATV Courses (12 to 15 years old) class postings for around the state are posted on the web site at www.mndnr.gov. Students are reminded that they must complete the CD portion of the course before attending the classroom portion of the course. Youth/Adult ATV Safety Training Course CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR

Reminder---anyone born after December 31st, 1979 cannot purchase a license to hunt in Minnesota without first taking a DNR Safety Training Course and receiving a certificate. In addition many states have even more stringent mandatory Hunter Education requirements. Check before you go!!!

Reminder---Any resident born after December 31st, 1976, who operates a snowmobile in Minnesota, must possess a snowmobile certificate. Two options are available to complete certification. Ages 11 and older can attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the at home CD course.

Reminder---Anyone born after July 1st, 1987, who operates an ATV on public lands and waters in Minnesota, must successfully complete the ATV Safety Training CD course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV CD Course and riding component before riding on public lands. Youth/Adult ATV Training CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

SCHEDULED INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SESSIONS
If you are 18 or older and would like to become an instructor for Snowmobile Safety, ATV Safety, Firearms Safety, Trail Ambassador or one of the Advanced Hunter programs, contact your local Conservation Officer or Regional Safety Training officer. Instructor clinics are scheduled throughout the state and are listed on the DNR Website.
See Also: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/instructors/training.html
STAFF NOTES:
NE RTO Shelly Patten attended Camp Ripley in-service training which included defensive tactics and firearms training. Patten assisted State Patrol with an ambulance vs. moose crash.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports teaching use of force techniques at Camp Ripley during officer in-service training. He also planned for upcoming instructor training/firearms safety field days. Instructor equipment needs and questions were also addressed.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence assisted with instructing at Camp Ripley for the Conservation Officers annual in-service training. Officers receive training in firearms, defensive tactics, outdoor related topics and first aid. RTO Lawrence spoke with FAS Instructors about upcoming FAS training.

SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez spent most of the week at Camp Ripley assisting with Conservation Officer in-service training. RTO Gutierrez has received several registrations and inquiries regarding his upcoming Volunteer FAS Instructor training.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent most of the week assisting with training Conservation Officers at annual in-Service at Camp Ripley. Time was also spent on instructor background checks.

NW RTO Jon Paurus assisted with instructing at Camp Ripley for the Conservation Officers annual in-service training. Officers received training in firearms, defensive tactics, outdoor related topics and first aid.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens last week took care of equipment transfer items, attended the quarterly All-Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota (ATVAM) meeting and worked a deer poaching case. Assisted with instructing at Camp Ripley for the Conservation Officer?s annual in-service training.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
Rec. Vehicle Coordinator Leland Owens 763-753-1887 leland.owens@state.mn.us
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-244-8051 shelly.patten@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-230-8549 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 jon.paurus@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Alex Gutierrez 651-464-7773 alex.gutierrez@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant