A retiree from the Terre Haute Police Department, Dan was assigned to the Organized Crime & Narcotics Unit working undercover and specializing in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. He was the first K-9 Dual Purpose handler/trainer for Terre Haute PD, working 2 DPN and 1 SPE dog while on the street. Dan is a state certified instructor through the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as well as a certified K-9 instructor/trainer through Vohne Liche Kennels. He has instructed seminars and classes in several states as well as many classes with foreign students at VLK. Dan has certified dogs with AWD, NNDDA, the State of Indiana and the State of Oklahoma. On top of all of this, Dan has judged K-9 competitions throughout the US and has even traveled to Afghanistan to train Afghan handlers on VLK bomb dogs destined to protect their President Karzai. He has been an instructor for Vohne Liche Kennels since 1996 and began his full time career in 2005.
Class: K-9 Use of Force
This class will focus on the use of force policies and best practices for patrol canines. K-9 use of force has become a hot topic these days. Law enforcement agencies now more than ever should institute strong policies and procedures for all aspects of their canine operations.