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Kentucky State Police Academy

Basic Search and Rescue (BSAR) And Search Management for Initial Response (SMIRIC) Tailored for Law Enforcement

with Anthony Blakemore


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This 5 day 40-hour class is a combination of two 20-hour certified KLEC courses. 

The first class is “Basic Search and Rescue” and this course is designed to provide knowledge concerning the general responsibilities, skills, abilities, and the equipment needed by persons who would be participating in a search or rescue mission. The course is based around rural and wilderness environments, but the material is recommended as a base of knowledge for all search and rescue environments.

The second class is “Search Management for Initial Response Incident Commander” and this class is designed for individuals responsible for investigating reports of lost or overdue individuals, and for initiating appropriate search responses.  It is also designed to provide a systematic and logical method whereby incident commanders and managers can make rapid decisions on tactics and the application of resources.

These two classes will be taught by Certified Kentucky Emergency Management Instructors that will tailor the week towards Law Enforcement.  KSP is a hosting agency for these courses and other agencies/departments will be in attendance.  This 40-hour class will be a combination of classroom and outside activities.


Both Classes are KLEC Approved 

KLEC # 1911-22A - Search Management for the initial response Incident Commander 20 Hrs

KLEC # 1704-22A - Basic Search and Rescue - 20Hrs

  • Aug 21 - 25th, 2023
    Mon - Fri from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Kentucky State Police Academy


380 Coffee Tree Rd
Frankfort, KY 40061 Get directions

Room: Classroom 3

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