Enforcement Education

Last updated: 2016-04-26


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 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 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 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.

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, 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 worked on instructor schedules for spring shoots and also preliminary schedule and layout for In-service training. Patten worked on DT and Scenario training plans for In-service. Patten worked on some items for ATV Instructor training and for Academy Recreational Vehicle training. Patten reviewed new outline for Firearms Safety revamp. Patten attended a meeting at Leech Lake Tribal College on DNR Internship Project and continues to work on the enforcement internship program.

Rec Vehicle Coordinator Bruce Lawrence conducted at ATV Safety Instructor training course at Carlos Avery Wildlife management area headquarters. RTO Lawrence held a meeting for the Off-highway vehicles regulations team for technical changes needed and enhancement of printed materials. RTO Lawrence attended the MNUSA general membership meeting to give presentations on safety training and enforcement data for the snowmobile season of 2015-2016 year. RTO Lawrence patrolled for ATV activity along the Soo line trail in the south Mille Lacs lake area and checked with ATV riders in the Chengwatana forest in Pine County.

SW Metro Kevin Neitzke assisted with armoring division rifles. He attended a Minnesota Volunteer Safety Instructor Association meeting. RTO Neitzke returned calls and emails regarding instructor training and firearms safety field days. He also worked on use of force training material and did maintenance on training equipment

Southern RTO Dan McBroom spent the week setting up training classes, working on equipment, and updating training materials. Safety instructors where met with to plan future training classes. A HEFAS instructor class was conducted at Gamehaven Scout Reservation.

NW RTO Jeff Halverson gave a Firearms Safety Instructor clinic in Alexandria. Halverson also gave law talk at Staples FAS class.

RTO PHONE NUMBERS/E-MAIL:
NE RTO Shelly Patten 218-553-1676 shelly.patten@state.mn.us
West Central RTO Frank Rezac 218-689-6211 frank.rezac@state.mn.us
Rec Veh Coord Bruce Lawrence 763-267-8534 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