Eddie began his career with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in 1988 as a Federal Game Warden. Having grown up in a home where his father was a K-9 handler/trainer, Eddie knew a K-9 would benefit his agency and fellow officers. He quickly realized that working in the rural areas, for a wildlife resource agency, he would have to prove the benefit of a K-9 program. Through patience and a good training program, Eddie was able to grow the program to multiple K-9 teams nationwide until his retirement in 2016.
Eddie Brannon retired from a 28 year career as a federal law enforcement officer in 2016, 26 years of which were as a K-9 handler. After his retirement, he began working as a deputy for Madison County (FL) Sheriff’s Office. He is the supervisor and a handler for their 5-team K-9 unit in an agency of 40 sworn deputies.
CLASS: A Successful Rural K-9 Program
Eddie will be providing information of having a successful, productive rural agency K-9 program. With the changing society, a well trained K-9 team and unit can add that extra support needed for officers on the street.
CLASS: K-9 Industry Experts Q & A
Having an open discussion with one the top K-9 industry experts is a rarity. To have five is unprecedented. Join us as Brett Titus mediates a panel of five experts as they answer questions from the audience. Bring your questions from patrol/narcotics deployments, training, leadership, certifications or anything you want to know. All questions will be open for debate from the panel as well as the attendees. Time restrictions will be in place as to ensure multiple discussions. This class will be educational and entertaining.