Track & Clue Awareness Course

Course Description

Preconceptions about tracking persons in both rural and urban areas have led to this important skill being dismissed in police work throughout the UK. When our trainers presented a course at the Swedish Police Academy, it received wide acclaim. Just as a suspect cannot move at the scene of a crime without leaving evidence, a missing person cannot travel without leaving clues or sign. Dog handlers & crime scene investigators have found the contents of this course to be of great help in their work.

Who Should Attend

  • Police Officers
  • Police Search Advisers (POLSA)
  • Police and other agency Search Managers
  • Missing person or search and rescue specialists
  • Police supervisors
  • Detectives and those responsible for case investigation and review
  • Control room staff and call-takers
  • Search and rescue team Search Managers/Controllers
  • Search and rescue team leaders
  • Coastguard staff

Course Content

The course is very practical and students should be prepared for long hours in the outdoors. The practical field work is scenario based and will tax the skills and powers of observation of the most experienced police and volunteer personnel. The training will involve an evening search to demonstrate the value of darkness in tracking & clue detection.

Course Duration

  • 2 Days


  • North East Wales Institute (NEWI), Mold Road, Wrexham, North Wales. Location map by Multimap (Now renamed Glyndŵr University)


  • 15th – 16th May 2014
  • 23rd – 24th October 2014


  • £500 + VAT fully inclusive. Or

  • £435 + VAT without accommodation.
    (See details below )

  • Additional night’s (B & B) accommodation before the course costs an extra £70 + VAT.

Payment Details

Bookings from private individuals & organisations must be accompanied by payment unless prior arrangements have been made. Invoices will be issued to Police, Local and Central Government Departments as soon as bookings are received. Accounts from such organisations can be settled prior to the course or within thirty days of its conclusion.

What The Course Fees Include

  1. All student materials, (a tracking manual) & all necessary exercise materials (tracking sticks, etc.)

  2. Full support from experienced staff who will be available for extra instruction during the evenings if necessary.

  3. Full cooked breakfast (if accommodation booked).

  4. Buffet lunch & evening meal.

  5. Accommodation for one night in a single room en-suite (if booked).

To book this course, or for more information, please contact Mike Rose at

Tailor-made courses and in-force training courses are also available.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.