Date: Wed May 2, 2012 Show: News Chick Show A footprint on a sidewalk. Broken twigs and torn leaves in a forest. Nearly invisible scuffmarks on a linoleum floor. Those clues tell specially-trained investigators a lot about a criminal suspect or missing person.
Police with those skills are called mantrackers, trackers, or sign cutters. They're rare.
The King County Sheriff's Department has three deputies who are certified trackers. Those deputies believe more police officers should be trained in the unique tracking method.