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Tactical Woodland Operations School is dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional services to our clients. We offer a wide variety of training that will greatly enhance the safety and efficiency of law enforcement officers conducting high-risk woodland operations. We also teach the essential skills of land navigation and visual tracking to search and rescue agencies or to individuals who want to learn more about surviving in the outdoors.

Our instructor cadre is made up of former and active duty law enforcement and/or military service personnel. We have made it a priority to only provide instruction from individuals who have mastered the skills that they teach.

We strive to provide realistic training in every discipline that we teach. Our training is based on real-life experience. As a result, we continue to stay abreast of current incidents, technological advances and use of force issues in order to provide the officer with the most relevant training available.

As you view our website you will note our affiliation with several other schools around the country. These schools are linked by the common goal of providing law enforcement, the U.S military and search and rescue personnel with the highest quality training available.

We at Tactical Woodland Operations School value your consideration of our school and will strive to exceed your expectations. If we feel that we cannot meet your requirements we will gladly refer you to one of our affiliates.

Attending students must be capable of carrying a load of gear over various mountain terrain for distances of up to five miles. Students must come prepared with equipment that will positively augment this strenuous out- of- doors training.

Tactical Woodland Operations School LLC
Franklin, NC  28734

To schedule a class or for additional information email: patten@woodlandoperations.com

Phone:  828-736-1213 

 Our staff has decades of experience in conducting investigation of rural crime scenes and searches for lost persons. We can provide reconstruction expertise, operational planning or advise on incorporating  tracking into your various operations. We will also provide trackers and incident management personnel for manhunts or search and rescue operations for lost persons.
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 “This is the best high-risk woodland operations course that I have attended. The instructors are very knowledgeable and professional. A great amount of information was presented in a short time”

FBI Special Agent/SWAT Operator