2025 Police K-9 Conference Instructors

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

Kevin Beck is the Vice President of Canine Training Operations for Global K9 Protection Group. He currently oversees the training and operations for over...

Blake Broadhurst has been a police officer with a major metro police department in Central Florida for 15 years, spending 13 of them on...

Eric Byrd is the National Channel Manager for Kinetic Performance Dog Food with a focus on Police/Military K-9 teams across the country. Eric has...

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

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...

Mark Flynn began his K-9 career in 1984 at the Military working dog academy at Lackland AFB Texas and served for 11 years as...

Kevin is a chemical engineer that has spent nearly two decades serving as the programmatic and technical lead on Battelle’s numerous detection canine R&D...

Paul Hammond is widely recognized as an industry leader in the use and deployment of explosive detection dog teams around the world, with 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...

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

For more than 20 years, Joris Kerckhof served and instructed in the military, private security and federal police and developed an intimate knowledge in...

Shanon, based in Anchorage, Alaska, is a passionate search and rescue (SAR) professional who started her journey in 2008 with the Anchorage Search Team....

Nicholas King is the Director of Operations and Founder of Von Der King Kennels and Training – VDK. Nick oversees day to day operations...

Dr. Lisa T. Briggs has served many years in the applied field, is a criminologist, an active K-9 trainer and handler and is the...

ICRWDA President and Wynn Resorts K9 Program Manager Ryan Millbern has over 17 years of K-9 management, training and handling experience within Law Enforcement,...

John has been instructing police canine handlers, supervisors and associations on the laws governing canine operations for more than 15 years. His classes have...

Dave Reese is the CEO of 3 International companies and a boarding kennel in Chicago: K-9, INC (police and military green dog sales), International...

Luis Rodriguez was welcomed to the Vohne Liche Kennels family in January 2007. Luis has nine years of experience as Head Trainer of the...

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...

Chad Smith is K2 Solutions’ Director of Explosives & Hazardous Materials. Chad manages all aspects of K2’s Explosives Directorate; acts as a Homemade Explosives...

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...

Jake Wright served in the United States Marine Corps, which gave him the opportunity to see first hand all the capabilities a K-9 can...