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Oct 10, 2017 - Oct 12, 2017

S.K.I.D.D.S. and CATS is designed to educate and train both canine handlers, SWAT and Tactical Teams on the deployment of police dogs in a SWAT Operation. During S.K.I.D.D.S. and CATS you will participate in numerous stealth entries, live gunfire and simmunition scenarios. Teams will learn the latest canine searching methods, deployment and arrest techniques.

Determine how your police dog functions and how they can be used to assist SWAT during a SWAT deployment as well as in a standard patrol K9 search operation. Acquire the knowledge to select the proper police dog for your SWAT Team. Train as a team under realistic conditions before you are called out for a real deployment. Attend a Liability Seminar on “Failure To Train” by Attorney Gene Ramirez.

Most of the training courses you attend as a police officer occur inside a classroom and require no physical exertion. This course will differ greatly because 70% of the class will be outside of the classroom doing practical application exercises. For those that do not understand canines and have misconceptions as to just how beneficial canines can be to a SWAT Team, S.K.I.D.D.S. is the answer.

For my Master Instructor project in 1997 I designed the only California POST certified SWAT and K9 course, which brings SWAT and K9 teams together for organized training. The class is called S.K.I.D.D.S. which stands for SWAT & K9’s Interacting During Deployment School.

For those that do not understand canines or have a misconception as to just how beneficial canines can be to a SWAT team, S.K.I.D.D.S. is the answer. The goal of this three day course will be to educate and train both canine handlers and the SWAT team members on the deployment of police service dogs in a SWAT operation.

At S.K.I.D.D.S. we will teach you approaches, entries, slow stealth and tactical team movements and searching techniques, safer arrest techniques along with team movement during live gunfire. The skills you will learn at S.K.I.D.D.S. will enhance your searching abilities and make your job safer and easier.

Open to all sworn police officers and military police who are currently members of their departments K9 unit or SWAT team. SWAT and K9 supervisors are encouraged to attend.


Oct 10, 2017
Oct 12, 2017


Brad Smith
(626) 523-4028


New Castle Co, Delaware