Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-09-01

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.

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 online portion of the course before attending the classroom portion of the course. See www.mndnr.gov for details.
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 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 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, 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

NE RTO Shelly Patten continued work with conservation officer in-service training at Camp Ripley. Patten taught firearms, defensive tactics and scenario based training to CO?s from around the state. Patten is reviewing the latest education materials provided for the Snowmobile Safety online program.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac reports teaching defensive Tactics at Camp Ripley for Officer In-Service training and Academy 16. He also assisted with rifle training and Use of Force scenarios at in-service training. Wednesday he attended a forum in Big Lake about the benefits and issues surrounding the use of non-toxic/lead free ammunition for hunting. Saturday he helped facilitate a youth hunter education/firearms safety field day in St. Cloud.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence assisted other Use of Force instructors with annual Conservation Officer In-service training involving use of firearms and defensive tactics. Other items included attending first aid training and inspecting issued officer handguns.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke assisted with conservation officer annual in-service training at Camp Ripley. He contacted instructors regarding snowmobile and firearms safety. RTO Neitzke also worked on volunteer safety instructor background checks.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week at Camp Ripley assisting with in-service training.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson assisted RTOs at annual training with Use of Force and range days. Halverson is also preparing for fall FAS classes.

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