Law enforcement training focuses on winter operations.

Crackerjack is proud to offer law enforcement training, including aerial rescue and retrieval and wilderness tactical tracking fundamentals. The following classes are available for scheduling with your agency or group:

Classes available for scheduling with your agency or group:

(If you are looking for classes for individuals, please refer to our list of upcoming classes. Download our full catalog here.)

TECHNICAL ROPES I (TECHNICIAN)

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Fire, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement,
Jobs at height

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Students will develop the skills to participate in rescues in both steep and high-angle team environments. The class will develop personal rope skills, edge safety and movement, ascending and descending, hauls systems, and belays. Students will gain knowledge in material strengths, applicable physics, loads, anchoring, and safety. The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: None – some experience with rope systems, knots, climbing preferred.

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TECHNICAL ROPES I – II

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Search & Rescue, Technical Rescue, Cave Rescue, Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I-II NFPA compliant rope rescue course. This course is a great bridge to Tech II for those who may have taken a course earlier in their career but need some refresher.  Students will leave with the skills necessary to perform under direct supervision on a technical ropes team. The class will develop personal rope skills, edge safety and movement, ascending and descending, hauls systems, and belays. Systems teamwork and group problem solving skills and drills will culminate with student led scenarios The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: None – some experience with rope systems, knots, climbing preferred.

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TECHNICAL ROPES II (OPERATIONS)

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Fire, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Jobs at height

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Operations is an intense 40 hr Tech I and II Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Students will develop the skills to participate in rescues in both steep and high-angle team environments. The class will develop hands on skills, system design and analysis, and incident leadership skills. The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $850

PREREQUISITES: Technical Ropes I or equivalent experience.

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TECHNICAL ROPES III (LEADER, RIGGER)

HOURS: 40+ over 5 days

AUDIENCE: Leaders in Fire, Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement, Jobs at height

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Technical Rope Rescue Leader is an intense 40 hr Tech III Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Students will develop the skills evaluate a scene, formulate a plan, design rope systems, and execute rescues. The class will develop hands on skills, system design and analysis, and incident leadership skills. This class will incorporate whiteboard and real-world system analysis. The skill sets in this class are applicable to technical, mountain, cave, big wall, and confined space rescue.

COST: $850

PREREQUISITES: Operations level rope rescue experience.

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TEAM ROPE ACCESS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT (TECH 1 OR TECH 1-2)

HOURS: Variable depending on need; recommended 40 hrs

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Team Rope Access for Law Enforcement is a Tech I or II Level NFPA compliant rope rescue course. Very similar to our Tech I and II courses, this class focuses on fundamental skills of rope access and rescue.  More emphasis will be placed on personal rope skills, single rope technique, and tactics specific to law enforcement.  This class is taught for Law Enforcement by experienced, sworn, rope technicians.

COST: Varies depending on length.

PREREQUISITES: None.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT – RAPPEL MASTER

HOURS: 40

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement

DESCRIPTION: The Crackerjack First Response Law Enforcement Rappel Master is a unique offering specific to those who may need to operate on rope in hostile, potentially hostile or stealth environments. Students will build on the basic skills and include anchors, edge protection, weak hand rappelling, self rescue, partner rescue, throw line access, surveillance tactics, weapons, subject contact contingencies, and stealth techniques.  This class is taught for Law Enforcement by experienced, sworn, rope technicians.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: Rope Tech I, Intro to Rope Access for LE, or similar experience.

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AERIAL RESCUE AND RETRIEVAL

HOURS: 40

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement, Fire and Rescue (Agency Letter Required)

DESCRIPTION: Aerial Rescue is a highly dynamic event requiring a vast set of tools and skills. It may be used for stranded utility workers, injured tactical officers, suicidal subjects, or the growing number of protesters using rope systems. This class will build on Rappel Master and/or Tech II level skills. Students will learn to safely assess, access, stabilize and retrieve compliant and noncompliant subjects. Work at extreme height, darkness, and small team tactics will be addressed.

COST: $750

PREREQUISITES: Rope Tech I-II, Intro to Rope Access for LE, Rappel Master or similar experience.

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WINTER WILDERNESS OPERATIONS INTRODUCTION

HOURS: 24 to 48 hours

AUDIENCE: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement

LOCATION: Winter alpine environment required

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for backcountry responders to SAR and Law Enforcement emergencies during winter / alpine conditions.  Emphasis is on safety, survival and operational effectiveness during SAR or LE operations in severe winter conditions. Class will cover clothing, personal gear, team gear, medical, shelter, snow travel, self arrest, and more.  There are no course pre-requisites, however, all participants should be in physical condition for arduous duty and be able to work / operate an entire day in a cold, wooded and alpine environment.  Packing list will be provided on a separate document.

COST: $500 – $650, depending on location

PREREQUISITES: Appropriate gear and conditioning for all day arduous field work.

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ALPINE WINTER SAR FUNDAMENTALS

HOURS: 30 to 45 hours

AUDIENCE: Search and Rescue, Law Enforcement

LOCATION: Winter alpine environment required

DESCRIPTION: This course is designed for backcountry responders to SAR and Law Enforcement emergencies during winter / alpine conditions where moderate to technical terrain or winter conditions must be traveled (moderate angle snow or ice, stream crossings, etc). Emphasis is on safety, survival and operational effectiveness during SAR or LE operations in severe winter conditions. Class will cover basic gear and rigging for mountain operations and movement.  This is not a technical rescue course but will build on the basic skills of the intro class.

COST: $500 – $850, depending on duration and location

PREREQUISITES: Winter Wilderness Operations Intro or documented similar experience.

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WILDERNESS TACTICAL TRACKING FUNDAMENTALS (SUMMER OR WINTER)

HOURS: 40 hrs.

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement

DESCRIPTION: Course is designed for Law Enforcement emergencies during winter / alpine conditions.  Course focuses on scenarios of tactical tracking through winter / alpine environments, surveillance, and securing / processing a crime scene in such environments.  Emphasis is on safety, officer survival and small unit LE operations in severe winter conditions.

The goals of the course are to provide individual and agency awareness of the challenges, limitations, equipment, skills, and fitness required to perform winter alpine tactical operations.  Students will build on skills gained in the Intro Course, refresh perishable skills, and combine skills to perform complex tasks in an operational environment under mental and physical stress. Live fire drills can be included (recommended.)

COST: $600 – 900, depending on location.

PREREQUISITES: Course assumes knowledge and skills covered in the 3 day Winter Wilderness Operations Intro course or equivalent training (basic clothing/layering, snowshoe use, emergency shelter building, and basic low angle belays over slippery inclines.)  All participants should be in physical condition for arduous duty and be able to work / operate an entire day in a cold, wooded and alpine environment.  Packing list will be provided on a separate document.  Officers should bring their duty gear and issued rifle with about 200 rounds of rifle or 50 rounds slug for shotgun.  Packing list will be provided on a separate document.  Officers should bring their duty gear and issued rifle with about 200 rounds of rifle or 50 rounds slug for shotgun.

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