Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-02-09


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 the Online course information, 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 and Adult Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions.

Please direct questions to 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 take the online course and hands-on day or attend the traditional youth course. Those 16 or older can take the online 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 online course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV online Course and riding component before riding on public lands. Please direct questions to 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, 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 Awards and Training at Camp Ripley for two days. Patten revised the PowerPoint for Instructor Forums. Patten met with Grand Rapids area Firearms Safety instructors. Patten worked on items for Leech Lake Internship project and Plain Language Division projects.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac attended training at Camp Ripley. He also planned for upcoming instructor forums and volunteer instructor certification clinics. Instructor backgrounds were also completed. Sunday he attended the information booth at the International Motorcycle show at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended Camp Ripley for three days of training involving safety equipment, firearms and biosecurity. RTO Lawrence assisted parks and trails staff with answering questions about off-highway vehicle laws and trail systems at the International Motorcycle show at the Minneapolis convention center. RTO Lawrence answered phone calls on ATV class 2 questions, firearms safety classes, and snowmobile safety requirements for adults

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke worked on volunteer instructor background checks. He attended training at Camp Ripley. RTO Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding forum and instructor training class registrations. He also worked at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week completing instructor background checks and preparing for upcoming instructor forums. Time was spent at Camp Ripley for training and awards presentations. A meeting was attended at the Le Sueur County Sheriff?s Office to talk about training deputies to be ATV/Snowmobile safety instructors.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson led an Instructor Clinic at Thief River Falls, and attended annual school/awards at Camp Ripley. Nice weather had a lot of fishermen out on area lakes.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
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
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-843-2032 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jeff Halverson 218-894-3577 jeff.halverson@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacant