Weekly Conservation Officer's report

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-12-18

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 31, 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 31, 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 1, 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 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:
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski (acting) reports ice angling activity increasing in the area with improving ice conditions. Volunteer instructor clinics were set up and organized. Use of Force training was received and planning performed for upcoming officer training.

NE RTO Mike Lee attended training in the metro to assist with the divisions Use of Force Training and EVOC Programs. Officer Lee also assisted with Trail Ambassador Training held at Camp Ripley.

North Metro RTO Brett Oberg (acting) focused on background investigation work. Officer Oberg also attended a Use of Force meeting and training session at Camp Ripley. New defensive tactics were demonstrated and planning was done for upcoming division training.

South Metro RTO Phil George (acting) attended a Use of Force meeting at Camp Ripley, followed up with instructors and registered people for upcoming instructor clinics, and assisted with the Trail Ambassador Training at Camp Ripley.

Southern RTO Jen Mueller (acting) continued working on a background investigation. She completed backgrounds as well for previous instructor clinics. She also attended training at Camp Ripley.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended the MN Motorized Trail Coalition meeting in Bloomington. Discussions involved upcoming trail work and funding sources. RTO Lawrence hosted an OHV Advisory Training meeting at St. Paul Central Office. RTO Lawrence, along with RTO Mike Lee, attended instructor training for law enforcement. Topics included safety around police vehicles and dangers of vehicular traffic and crimes against police. He also conducted Trail Ambassador Training at Camp Ripley in preparation for the 2018 season.

RTO E-MAIL:
NE RTO Mike Lee mike.lee@state.mn.us
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski gregory.oldakowski@state.mn.us
North Metro RTO Brett Oberg brett.oberg@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Jennifer Mueller jennifer.mueller@state.mn.us
South Metro RTO Phil George philip.george@state.mn.us
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us

Curriculum Specialist: Vacant

Education Specialist: Vacant

Curriculum Coordinator: Vacan