Enforcement information


Regulations, rules, training

Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2017-01-23

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.


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

NW RTO Greg Oldakowski (acting) reports completing background packets on several instructor candidates. A Use of Force meeting was attended in preparation for upcoming training. Snowmobile enforcement activity was performed as well.

NE RTO Mike Lee attended training this week at Hennepin Technical College for Force on Force Instructor Certification Training. This training will be given to conservation officers that are now in the field and new officers in Academy training. Officer Lee attended a UOF meeting held at Camp Ripley this past week. The Use of Force team met to start planning Spring Qualifications, and Fall In-Service Training. Officer Lee also assisted the Crow Wing County SO with medical calls, and State Patrol with motor vehicle crashes this past week.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom attended a UOF meeting at Camp Ripley and conducted an instructor forum at Worthington. Time was also spent working on paperwork and backgrounds.

SW Metro RTO Kevin Neitzke attended a Minnesota Volunteer Instructor Association meeting. He returned calls and emails regarding volunteer instructor training class and instructor forum questions and registrations. RTO Neitzke attended a Use of Force instructor meeting. He also worked on training materials and power points.

Recreational Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence attended a Use of Force instructor training at Camp Ripley to plan upcoming spring required peace officer firearms training. RTO Lawrence completed some background paperwork on future trail ambassadors. RTO Lawrence compiled accident data report for Class 2 ATV involving injuries and fatalities for 2016. RTO Lawrence put together information documents for use with media on snowmobile safety.

NE RTO Mike Lee 218-821-9747 mike.lee@state.mn.us
NW RTO Greg Oldakowski 218-631-5972 gregory.oldakowski@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 320-552-3948 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
SW Metro Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us
Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us

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