Smith, Joe

Joe Smith has been in law enforcement since 2005, working in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  During the last eleven of those years, Joe has been a dual purpose handler for his department, responsible for training the K9’s for his department, and assigned to the SWAT team with numerous deployments under his belt.  Joe is also the owner of Von Klein Stein Working Dogs (VKSWD) in central Arkansas.

Class: Police K-9: Taking Our Industry Back

Joe will invite, yet steer an open forum discussion on the use of the police K9 as related his training and experience.  Topics he will cover in class will include, but not limited to:  Theory versus real word experience and deployments, the importance of growing the K9 in his work environment versus training locations, bite equipment, who do we rely on as industry experts, do we or should we refer to industry experts for problem solving, and the importance of in-house an reliability test.