Canine Tactical Operations & Consulting
Since 1997 I’ve provided Expert Witness Testimony and consulting to attorneys and cities in criminal and civil cases regarding K9 Patrol and K9 SWAT deployments. I also provide consulting services to law enforcement on K9 related issues such as: dog and handler selection, oral boards, training, report writing, policy, case law, use of force, deployment tactics for K9 patrol deployments and K9 SWAT operations.
S.K.I.D.D.S. – SWAT & K9’s Interacting During Deployment School
For my Master Instructor project in 1997 I designed the only California POST certified SWAT and K9 course, which brings SWAT and K9 teams together for organized training. The class is called S.K.I.D.D.S. which stands for Swat & K9’s Interacting During Deployment School.
CATS – CAnine Tactical School
After searching with SWAT I felt there should be very little difference in the way a patrol K9 team searches for a suspect verses when SWAT and K9’s search for a suspect. I discovered there were no K9 classes that taught these search tactics. So I designed CATS, which stands for CAnine Tactical School.
- Corporal Brad Smith
West Covina Police Department (Retired)
- Troy Caisey
Boston Police Department, Massachusetts
- Sergeant Jay Miller
Santa Ana Police Department
- Sergeant Pete Gallardo
West Covina Police Department
- Sergeant Lane Critser (Retired)
Utah County Sheriff’s Department, Utah
- Master Police Officer Jeff Barrett
Lakeland Police Department, Florida
- Officer Glen Anderson
Rialto Police Department
- Chris Deakin (Retired)
Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin