Ad ID: 5306
Added: March 29, 2019
Location: United States
Date Available: 03-2-19
Willing To Relocate: No
Handler Type: Explosives Detection
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER & K9 TRAINER
Law Enforcement and Security professional with significant experience in State, County and Military law enforcement functions and operations, domestically and overseas. Proven expertise in providing security and personal protection, K9 detection searches and training, and criminal and terrorist investigations to support Department of State contracts, nongovernmental organizations, and the United Nations. Skilled in training and mentoring teams to improve productivity, security processes, investigations and communications.
WORLDWIDE K9, LLC, Arlington, VA 03/2018-09/2018
Provide high profile explosive detection K9 services at a secure residence in Arlington, VA as an independent contractor. Services included training, entry point (vehicles) searches, and article searches. Assist in daily care and maintenance of diverse K9 breeds to monitor health and wellness, to include physical breaks, training time and socialization. Document all training courses and tests performed on site to provide to support contract compliance. Observe and evaluate K9 responses and create new training aids or techniques to improve K9 performance and detection rates.
K9 TRAINER & INSTRUCTOR
SOC, LLC, Martinsburg, WV 05/2016-11/2017
Train and educate K9 teams on behalf of SOC, a global provider of security infrastructure serving Department of State (DoS) and Department of Defense (DOD) contracts, and other nongovernmental organizations, corporations and civilian applications. Serve as subject matter expert on training and imprinting explosive detection dogs using recognized training standards to meet the requirements of the North American Odor Recognition Test (NORT) and North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), to include package, area and building searches. Maintain, document, record all usage, and check in/out of explosive training aids to ensure secured use and storage. Assist in daily care and maintenance of diverse K9 breeds to monitor health and wellness, to include physical breaks, training time and socialization. Document all training courses and tests performed on site to provide to support contract compliance. Observe and evaluate K9 responses and create new training aids or techniques to improve K9 performance and detection rates. Assess on site conditions to ensure
realistic and reasonable training scenarios.
Torres AES, Ferizaj, Kosovo 11/2015-05/2016
Armed Security motorized patrol for Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions tasked with ensuring safety and security at United States government installation to include roving patrol, entrance protection, monitoring and safeguarding residents and dignitaries. Responded to security breaches and
emergencies to provide residential and staff protection. Performed entry control and security checks using biometric procedures (fingerprint and retinal scans), mirroring, and person and item searches. Assessed security climate and tracked safety issues and concerns to report to supervisory staff in person and in writing. Prepared daily reports regarding security violations, issues or updates to keep client informed. Provided orientation and onboarding as needed for new guards or range users. Maintained weapons knowledge and qualifications.
• Recognized for weapons proficiency and regulations knowledge, promoted to Range
Officer responsible for ensuring user adherence to all safety and operating procedures.
SENIOR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS SPECIALIST
Triple Canopy, Timika, Indonesia 02/2012-06/2013
Conducted patrols of secure compound in Timika, Indonesia in support of Triple Canopy contract to ensure safety of operations, and compound residents and employees. Arranged for transportation in and out of the compound. Established routes and monitored entrance and exit of company property and employees. Performed inventory management and tracked vehicle maintenance for a large fleet of vehicles. Mentored and supervised indigenous police force to improve security and law enforcement duties increasing safety on the compound and surrounding perimeter. Provided oversight to local police force, evaluated technique and made recommendations for improved patrolling procedures, investigative work and communications.
EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOG TRAINER
SOC, King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, Amman, Jordon 5/2011-7/2011
Provided day-to-day activities and maintenance training for K9 teams to effectively prepare for deployment overseas in support of SOC contracts with Department of State and other nongovernmental organizations. Served as subject matter expert regarding K9 training to establish effective training procedures to improve and maintain K9 team abilities to perform evidence searches, area searches, building searches. Evaluated performance and implemented new techniques to build on K9 strengths. Documented training and care to ensure proper tracking of health and wellness of working dogs on contract. Developed training guides, manuals, visual aids and handouts to assist handlers with appropriate training practices. Monitored environmental factors (weather, conditions) and changed training approaches as necessary to allow K9s to acclimate to weather, changes in elevation, etc.
• Conducted refresher, onboarding and deployment training for 70 incoming dog teams in preparation for deployment to high-threat posts
ASSISTANT TRAINER / EXPLOSIVE DETECTION DOG HANDLER
EODT, Sweetwater, TN 11/2010-5/2011
Trained explosive detection K9 teams in support of EODT contracts with Federal and local agencies. Planned on lead and off lead exercises to improve K9 searching skills, odor detection ability and job performance. Operated under the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) and EODT standards to ensure adherence to all K9 training regulations and requirements. Evaluated working dogs and modified training scenarios to improve accuracy and establish strong searching patterns and behavior. Maintained health and training records through daily updates and documentation of all K9 incidents, outcomes and results.
• Assessed, trained and prepared 20 K9 teams for overseas deployment in high-threat location with high success rate
DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT MENTOR / FAMILY RESPONSE UNIT
DynCorp International, Kabul, Afghanistan 07/2009-06/2010
Trained and mentored local police in day-to-day operations which improved job performance and security with a focus on effective communication, investigative procedures, emergency response techniques and identifying security threats. Coordinated and facilitated daily convoy operations in Kabul, and near the Pakistan border. Prepared weekly reports to document achievement of mentoring goals and objectives, recognized areas for local police unit improvement and identified next steps to meet goals.
SITE SECURITY & EXPLOSIVE DETECTION K9 HANDLER
Torresco/Sabre International, Baghdad, Iraq 05/2009-07/2009
Conducted daily K9 training to maintain knowledge of explosives and proper searching procedures for the Multi-National Security Transition Command headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. Performed convoy operations with K9 team to secure and investigate perimeter, residences and other locations to identify explosive risks, security concerns and increase safety on site. Assisted and collaborated with local security forces and Federal agencies to search for a variety of explosive materials. Provided a visual deterrent to terrorists or criminals.
• Monitored and directed Ugandan security forces assigned to check points to address any security issues or concerns, and improve security skills.
DEPUTY COMMANDER OF OPERATIONS
Civilian Police International, Pristina, Kosovo 07/2007-11/2008
Provided security for the Witness Protection Unit and the Special Operations Prisoner Escort Unit for the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). Conducted investigations, led emergency response trainings for security teams and maintained civil law and order as needed for movement operations. Evaluated operations and established plans and procedures for team functions and protocols. Coordinated with Commander of Operations to ensure overall safety of witnesses and UNMIK representatives and dignitaries.
• Certified International Police Trainer
Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Baraboo, WI 10/1992-01/2007
Conducted law enforcement operations and criminal investigations to protect people and property and uphold the laws of the State of Wisconsin and the United States. Testified in court on investigation results and witnesses occurrences. Performed narcotics searches and seizures with trained K9. Issued citations, made arrests and responded to emergency calls. Acted as K9 handler and trainer. Tracked and trailed suspects and missing individuals. Collaborated with regional law enforcement agencies
and prisons to provide K9 support and law enforcement assistance, including package, area and people searches. Trained, educated and mentored new hires as Field Training Officer. Implemented improved security training, shooting drills and emergency response training to improve team abilities and skills. Worked with the SWAT team to conduct drug searches and resolve hostage situations.
• 2006 Employee of the Year
• Collaborated with the U.S. Secret Service to provide security for President Bush.
• Regional K9 trainer and K9 subject matter expert for 5 county area to include Adams, Juneau, Sauk, Columbia and Iowa Counties from 2004 to 2007.
• Recognized in 2004 by Wisconsin Department of Justice for building and area narcotics search with partner K9 resulting in discovery of narcotics and acquisition of evidence resulting in warrant and apprehension of monitored drug dealer.
• Established joint effort with Federal Correctional Institution in Oxford, WI to perform searches in the Special Housing Unit and Education Department to identify secreted narcotics in 1999.
OTHER APPLICABLE EXPERIENCE
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Baraboo, WI 05/1989-10/1995
Performed general law enforcement duties and investigations. Patrolled by squad, bicycle, boat, and foot. Enforced conservation and wildlife laws and administrative codes in accordance with State and Federal regulations.
MILITARY POLICE OFFICER 1985 – 1988
United States Army Military Police Corps
EDUCATION & TRAINING
Associates Degree, Police Science, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin
Basic Law Enforcement Certification, State of Wisconsin
Certified Jail Officer, State of Wisconsin
Certified Police K9 Trainer, Southern Police K9, Nashville, North Carolina
Drug Interdiction Training
Narcotic Detection K9 Training, NAPWDA
Evidence Search, Area Search and Wildlife Detection with K9s, NAPWDA K9 Decoy Techniques, NAPWDA
K9 Obedience, Aggression Control
Crime Scene Investigations and Processing Course FBI Advanced SWAT Training Advanced SWAT Training
Basic SWAT Training
Certified International Firearms Instructor, United Nations
Certified Police Instructor, United Nations
Witness Protection Unit Operators Course, United Nations Armored Land Cruiser Operators Course, United Nations Diversity and Communications Training
Spanish Culture Training
Native American Culture Trainin