2022 Police K-9 Conference Instructors

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INSTRUCTORS

Prof. David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD., founder and CEO of Polymath Interscience, is a research scientist, philosopher and inventor who uses his cross-disciplinary skills and...

Bart and Michael Bellon have been travelling the world giving seminars for many years. During those years, they saw that animal welfare laws were...

Blake Broadhurst has been an Orlando police officer for 13 years, spending 11 of the years on specialty units. He has served as an...

Vice President, Canine Operations, is responsible for the day-to-day canine operations at the Canine Training Center. Tracy maintains a high standard for canine care and...

Class: Hidden Compartments, Criminal Patrol & Officer Safety The focus of the criminal patrol class is to detect, interdict and disrupt the flow of illicit...

David Dorn is a Medical Retired Sergeant for the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department. Prior to his medical (shoulder replacement) retirement David worked in Law...
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 born into a family of dedicated Czech canine trainers and handlers dating back generations. Josef Janos, Leos’ grandfather, was officially recognized...

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...

Erica Gaines is the President and CEO of TacMobility: Controlling the Mind + the Machine, a training program whose mission is to create a...

Matt Godwin President of DNA K9, LLC located in central NC. Active K-9 Handler Head Trainer for 18 Agencies High ranked and Certified Police Decoy...

Paul Hammond - President of 360 K9 Group 30+ years of working dog experience. 22yrs of which seen continuous canine operations in hostile environments; 8yrs...

Nate Harves is the owner of Sportwaffen K9, breeding, importing, and training working line German Shepherd Dogs for real world application. Nate is a...

Travis Hicks is the owner and head trainer of Flatline K9, a dog training business located in Southern Illinois. Flatline K9 offers training in the...

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

Shadi J. Ireifej DVM DACVS graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in...

Shanon Kimball has been handling trailing bloodhounds in SAR for 11 years. She has been deployed by local law enforcement and the FBI within...

Ken Licklider, SMSGT, USAF (Ret) is the owner and Chief Trainer of Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc. Mr. Licklider has fourty-four (44) years canine experience,...

Jim is a 31-year police veteran canine handler/trainer who has been involved in the blasting industry since the 1980s. He works in the Science...

A retiree from the Terre Haute Police Department, Dan was assigned to the Organized Crime & Narcotics Unit working undercover and specializing in Outlaw...

John has been instructing police canine handlers, supervisors and associations on the laws governing canine operations for more than fifteen years. His classes have...

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...

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...

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

Sgt. Ed Van Buren- Douglas County (NE) Sheriff (ret) Ed is the owner of Code 2 K-9 Services LLC in Omaha Nebraska. Code 2 K-9 trains...

     AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty...

Dr. (Col) Richard Vargus initially retired in 1995 after 24 years of service in the U.S. Marine Corps and Army. Following retirement, he began...

Deputy Sheriff Michael W. Varilek Corson County Sheriff’s Office McIntosh, South Dakota Mike is an instructor for Code2 K-9 Services, LLC. Mike is a full-time Deputy Sheriff for...

Doug Wannemacher retired after 21 years as a full-time K-9 trainer for his local sheriff’s office in October of 2020. He now totals more...

Todd Wilber, President of Precision Explosives LLC Todd has worked for over 20 years in counterterrorism as a responder, researcher, policy writer and senior manager. He...

Lieutenant Garret Wing - Owner of American Overwatch K9 Services Education Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Services Management Over 17 years of...