Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2015-07-07


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 Adult Home Study or On-Line course information is 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 Snowmobile Safety Courses and instructor training sessions. Adult Snowmobile Safety Training CDs are available by calling 1-800-366-8917 or 1-888-MINNDNR.

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 CD portion of the course before attending the classroom portion of the course. Youth/Adult ATV Safety Training Course CDs are available by calling 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 CD course. Persons under age 16 must complete the ATV CD Course and riding component before riding on public lands. Youth/Adult ATV Training CDs are available by calling 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:

NE RTO Shelly Patten completed review of the ATV Safety online program. The ATV Safety training went live on the Internet on July 2. Patten made a presentation of ATV Safety and ATV Trail Ambassador program to a group of DNR Enforcement Chiefs from other states. Patten worked the Sturgeon Lake chain on July 4th. Enforcement action for no lifejacket on child, no throwable PFD, PWC operate too close to shore, no watercraft operators permit, expired registration, fishing without a license, PWC during closed hours and navigation lights.

West Central RTO Frank Rezac planned for upcoming instructor clinics, Academy DT training, and instructor in-service training. Saturday, he worked with an area Officer on Sherburne County Lakes. Enforcement contacts were made for pulling a water skier without an observer or mirror, expired boat registration, and PFD violations.

NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence over the 4th of July weekend patrolled area public water accesses for invasive species inspections and checking anglers along area lakes and rivers. Enforcement action taken for illegal parking in handicap parking only in a public water access area and warning for illegal fireworks and causing a disturbance in a city park along the St. Croix River. RTO Lawrence worked on off-highway vehicle related updates and future OHV online course curriculum review. RTO Lawrence answered calls on water access trespass issues, slot limits in local lake, and ATV safety training requirements.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke worked on Use of Force training materials. He worked on volunteer instructor backgrounds. RTO Neitzke worked on Independence Day with CO Johnson. They patrolled Ft. Snelling state Park, checked fishermen along the Mississippi River, and picked up an immature peregrine falcon from a concerned citizen. After having the falcon checked out by the raptor center, they put it back in the nesting box.

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week preparing for upcoming training for the academy and in-service. Time was also spent on equipment maintenance.

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
NE Metro RTO Bruce Lawrence 651-674-6184 bruce.lawrence@state.mn.us
Southern RTO Dan McBroom 507-251-0041 daniel.mcbroom@state.mn.us
NW RTO Jon Paurus 218-298-4000 jon.paurus@state.mn.us
SW Metro Kevin Neitzke 651-463-3168 kevin.neitzke@state.mn.us

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