2019 Police K-9 Conference Instructors

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INSTRUCTORS

Dr. David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem, is a research scientist, philosopher and inventor who uses his singular cross disciplinary skills and expertise to solve unique...

Eddie began his career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1988 as a Federal Game Warden. Having grown up in a home...

Detective Keith Bush Head K-9 Trainer SRT Operator and Medic Patrol, Explosive, Drug K-9 Detection Handler/Trainer Owner of American Overwatch K-9 Services CLASS: High Risk...

Dr. Jill Cline has published papers and spoken around the world on topics ranging from kennel management to cognitive function in dogs. Her passion...

Paul Coley - Founder & CEO, Scent Evidence K9 Paul is a former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and has dedicated his entire career to public...

George Daniolos is the founder of K-9 Defense, LLC. He has titled, trained, raised and developed champion dogs for personal protection, law enforcement, private...

Danny has 19 years’ experience in Law Enforcement and currently works as a Texas State Trooper patrolling the I-40. Danny has seized several thousands...

As an expert in companion animal nutrition and having a strong passion for educating others, Nicci lectures many local and national pet organizations including...
Dave Dourson - Kinetic Performance Dog Food

Dave Dourson, is the co-owner and co-founder of Kinetic Performance Dog Food (KPDF). Dave has 30 years of experience in various blue-water business ventures...

Leos Drbohlav was raised by Josef Janos, his grandfather, who was decorated in 1954 as the best K9 handler in the Czechoslovakian Military this is...

Nino Drowaert is a 20-year veteran of the Antwerp Police Department (ADP), having spent the past decade as Head Trainer of the ADP K9 Unit...

Ricky Farley is  President of Alabama Canine (ACLEOTC). As a world-renowned, highly sought after trainer and speaker, Ricky continues to share his technique and elite...

Cpl. David T. Garner, Baltimore County Police Department Cpl. Garner has been a police officer in the Baltimore County Police Department for 28 years, assigned...

Kevin has fourteen years of experience working with detection canine teams, and since 2004 has been the Battelle lead on numerous canine-focused RDT&E programs....
Rich Graham

Richard B. Graham III Navy SEAL (veteran) Law Enforcement Special Tactics Instructor and K-9 Trainer Sheriffs Deputy K-9 Officer Multi-Purpose K-9 Handler  *Live-Demonstration using dogs* The Art of the K-9...

Tobias Gustavsson is a full time trainer and instructor at SWDI (Scandinavian Working Dog Institute) SWDI´s clients are professional dog teams and instructors at...

Mark Hines is internationally recognized as the KONG Company’s behavior and training specialist. In his role with the KONG Company over the past 15...

John Howard is Co-Owner and Co-Founder of 3-Amigos Nutrition Group and Kinetic Performance Dog Food. John has nearly 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing...
Ruidoso Malinois

Irene Howcroft, Owner/Operator Ruidoso Malinois Masters Degree in Psychology, Certified Master Trainer. Ruidoso Malinois supplies K-9’s both domestically and internationally to Enforcement Agencies, Department of...

Russ is a former special operation professional in the field of psychological warfare.  He has conducted operations in numerous zones of conflict to identify...

Dondi Hydrick has over 35 years of experience training police, military, and combat assault dogs in the civilian arena as well as military special...

Dr. Rick Kesler, DVM is now a Senior Service Veterinarian with Royal Canin in the corporate affairs office. His duties meld well with Royal Canin’s...

Lane Kjellsen Chairman and CEO, formed K2 Solutions, Inc. to provide continued combat development advisory services, program management, and training for combat. He has grown K2...

SMSGT, USAF (Ret) Kenneth Licklider, is the Owner/Operator of Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc (VLK), a Service Disabled Veteran owned company headquartered in Denver, Indiana,...

Pat Nolan’s training methods were developed over 40 years training dogs for the field. He has taught directional skills to men and animals working with...

John M. Peters is an attorney who has been practicing police liability law in the state and federal courts for more than 35 years....

Sgt. Doug Roller was the Chief Trainer for the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) K-9 Platoon, Metropolitan Division for 17 years, until he retired...

Ryan has over 17 years experience with Explosive Ordnance Disposal, with many tours to various theaters of operation. His experiences range from conventional military...

Paul Shaughnessy founded Excel K-9 Services, Inc. in 2001 and it now consists of a staff of working law enforcement K-9 trainers. Paul was...

Dr. Sean Smarick is a Board-Certified Emergency and Critical Care Veterinarian from Pittsburgh, PA. He has been in private and academic practice for over...

Brad Smith retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California after 30 years of service. Brad was a handler and trainer for...

Rodney Spicer is the President and training director of Gold Coast K9. He is recognized nationwide for providing challenging reality based training scenarios and...

Brett Titus started his career in law enforcement in 1993 with the Denver Police Department. In 1999, he was assigned to the full-time METRO...

Sgt. Ed Van Buren - Douglas County Sheriff (ret) Supervisor and Trainer of K-9/ Interdiction Unit Douglas County Nebraska Sheriff’s Department Ed is the owner of Code 2 K-9...

Todd is a former special operations (tier 1) bomb technician and explosive materials expert.  He has identified/disposed of/decommissioned several thousand bombs (IED to nuclear). ...

Lieutenant Garret Wing Incident Commander for numerous multi-agency, multi-dog, armed offender(s) K-9 searches Former Senior K-9 Supervisor Narcotics and Patrol K-9 Handler Civilian EOD K-9...

Mr. Elie Zussman is an Explosives Chemist at Signature Science, LLC, where he instructs site exploitation of suspect rogue homemade explosives (HMEs) production facilities....