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Canine Liability 360
March 27 - March 28
CL360 is still rated as the most comprehensive liability seminar being offered to handlers and K9 supervisors since 2010 according to attendee feedback!
“Being consistent, making good decisions and keeping proper documentation will limit your liability and make you a better K9 handler and K9 supervisor.”
CL360 is a 2-day (16 hours) course that serves as an essential phase for the handler and supervisor to assist in managing their K9 program and preparing for their potential “legal defense” to prevail in the event of a lawsuit or claim by examining TAC Team’s “360 Degrees of Responsibility” involving a single purpose patrol dog or cross-trained police service dog assigned to patrol and/or a tactical team. The instructor is Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) with over 39 years of law enforcement and instructor experience related to patrol operations, K9, SWAT and supervision. He has published various articles relating to legal trends, case decisions, K9 teams and K9 programs. He started working with K9 teams in 1980 as a decoy and later as a handler, supervisor, instructor, trial judge, consultant, unit evaluator, certifying official and expert witness – over 28 years of K9 experience. Sergeant Lewis was the recipient of the prestigious CATO Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
CL360 has been submitted by host agencies and previously approved for state (like POST) continuing education credit in Connecticut, Oklahoma, Oregon, Minnesota, Montana, Ohio, Nevada and North Dakota.
Note: This class is not recommended for detection-only K9 handlers. The primary focus of the class addresses the use of patrol (“bite”) dogs and the associated liabilities to potentially reduce risk and avoid trouble. Handlers of single purpose tracking/trailing dogs that may or may not bite a suspect at the end of the trail could benefit from attending this class.