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David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem
Dr. David Adebimpe is a research scientist, philosopher, and inventor who uses his cross disciplinary skills and expertise to solve unique problems that require the convergence of different scientific and technical disciplines and philosophies.
K9 Bite Dr.
Franco Angelini retired after 25 years of working in the military, federal, and municipal law enforcement in September 2005. His career as a K9 handler and trainer began in the U.S. Army as a sergeant and military police K9 officer in 1984.
Tri-State Canine Services, LLC
Dave Blosser, owner and head trainer at Tri-State Canine Services, LLC., has received canine certifications through many canine schools in the U.S. and has studied under top KNPV trainers while visiting Europe.
Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.
Jerry Bradshaw is Training Director & President of Tarheel Canine Training, Inc. in Sanford, North Carolina. Jerry is the co-founder, executive director and director of judging for the Protection Sports Association as well as a founding director of the National Tactical Police Dog Association known as NTPDA.
Top Dog Training Center, LLC
Lieutenant Jay Brock is the current unit commander of the Farmersville (CA) Police Department K9 Unit. He has 28 years of law enforcement experience, has managed and supervised K9 units for over 15 of those years, and has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminology.
High Drive K-9
Scott Clark, owner and founder of High Drive K-9, has been a police officer for the city of Coral Springs Police Department (FL) since January 1999. In 2001, Scott was assigned to the K9 unit where he currently serves as an active K9 handler.
Jill Cline, PhD
Dr. Jill Cline is the site director for Royal Canin Pet Health and Nutrition Center and has 20 years of experience in the pet food industry. Dr. Cline has worked in several areas within the pet industry including manufacturing and product development, non-invasive R&D, and technical communications for veterinarians, breeders and working/sporting dog enthusiasts.
Top Dog Police K-9 Training and Consulting
Ron Cloward, owner of Top Dog Police K-9 Training and Consulting, is a retired police lieutenant in California. Ron was a handler of three different police canines during his 26-year career. Ron and his final partner, Pele, were named the Top Dog and Top Competitor in 1997.
Signature Science, LLC
Ms. Laura DeBuck is an Explosives Chemist at Signature Science, LLC, where she instructs the chemistry or energetic material and focuses on the production of homemade explosives. Ms. DeBuck has expertise in the preparation and properties of various explosives and identification of explosives with field detection equipment, small-scale sensitivity testing, and larger scale detonations.
Eden Consulting Group
Bob Eden is a 28-year retired police veteran with over 35 years of dog training experience in law enforcement, military and personal protection applications. In his final years of law enforcement, he was a detective with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit investigating organized crime.
San Francisco Police Department
Britt Elmore is a police officer with the San Francisco Police Department, located in Northern California. He has been a canine handler for 7 years and trains canine teams in Northern California in patrol and detection.
Ricky Farley has owned and operated the Alabama Canine Law Enforcement Officer’s Training Center since 1992. He has had the privilege of training police service canines for over 28 foreign countries as well as over 1500 police departments inside the United States.
Dr. David "Lou" Ferland
United States Police Canine Association
Dr. David “Lou” Ferland is the current Executive Director of the United States Police Canine Association. He is also a retired police chief after serving 30 years as a police officer with 15 of them as a K9 handler.
Vapor Wake K9
Paul Hammond, president of Vapor Wake K9, has over 26 years of working dog experience. Twenty-two years of which have seen continuous canine operations in hostile environments.
K9 Dog Center USA
Dondi Hydrick has over 35 years of experience training police, military, and combat assault dogs in the civilian arena as well as military special operations. He has conducted training both within the U.S. and several foreign countries.
Project K-9 Hero
Jason Johnson is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in scent detection and K9 procurement. Currently, Jason leads the K9 procurement and scent detection training for several major governmental contracts worldwide.
Whole Nine K9 Club
Desiree Joyce is an industry competitive K9 trainer and a resident decoy for the Whole Nine K9 Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. She provides a unique target for all K9 teams that she works with by teaching patrol K9s to engage a female target with developed confidence.
Russell Kelley is an Alumni of Auburn University, Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences. His undergraduate emphasis was Meat Science and Animal Production.
Rick Kesler, DVM
Rick Kesler, DVM is now a senior service veterinarian with Royal Canin in the corporate affairs office. His duties meld well with Royal Canin’s philosophy of sharing knowledge to all breeders and working dog handlers.
Vohne Liche Kennels
Kenneth Licklider, SMSGT, USAF (Ret) is the owner/operator of Vohne Liche Kennels, Inc (VLK), a Service Disabled Veteran owned company headquartered in Denver, Indiana, with additional facilities in California and Holland.
South San Francisco Police Department
Marty Mahon is a police sergeant with the South San Francisco Police Department, located in Northern California. He has been a canine handler for 16 years and is currently the head trainer of the canine unit, which consists of 7 dual-purpose canine teams.
Alexis Newman, DVM
Partners and Paws
Dr. Alexis Newman received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University in 1998. Following veterinary school, she completed an Emergency and Surgery internship in Southern California, prior to moving to Illinois with her husband Tim, also a veterinary school classmate.
Paris Nicholson III
K9 Pipeline Training Academy LLC
Mr. Paris Nicholson III has been involved in the law enforcement and security industries for the past 35 years. As a member and head trainer of the U.S.Virgin Islands Police Department K9 Unit, he oversaw the training of officers in criminal apprehension, narcotics, and explosive detection.
NC K9 LLC
Jim O’Brien has been handling and training police K9’s for over 13 years and was a police officer in New Hampshire for 15 years. Jim has trained all facets of law enforcement K9 training and has an affinity for tracking.
John M. Peters
Attorney at Law
John M. Peters is an attorney who has been practicing police liability law in the state and federal courts for more than thirty years. When not in court, John participates in decoy work, tracking, aggression and obedience for sport and at the many police canine workshops he attends.
Tactical K9 LLC
Sergeant Doug Roller (retired) was the Chief Trainer for the Los Angeles Police Departments (LAPD) K9 Platoon, Metropolitan Division for 17 years, retiring in March of 2013. He is a nationally recognized expert in K9 tactics, perimeter containments, and search techniques, with over 6,500 K9 deployments.
Canine Tactical Operations
Brad Smith retired from the West Covina Police Department in southern California after 30 years of service. Brad was a handler and trainer there for 25 years and a SWAT dog handler for 18 years.
Multi-Purpose Canine Trainer
Cody Tallent currently serves as a master trainer for multi-purpose canine (MPC) training programs. Tallent’s dedication and knowledge have made him one of the premier canine instructors in both law enforcement and military communities throughout the country.
Scent Imprint for Dogs
Wesley Visscher is the owner of Scent imprint for dogs (SIFD) located in the Netherlands. Wesley’s professional experience, spanning nine years, is centered around his passion for training working dogs.
2018 Working Dog Conference & Vendor Show
July 16, 17, 18 - 2018 | St. Louis, Missouri
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