The International Police K9 Conference programs are renowned worldwide for the quality of instructors and programs alike. In evaluating our programs we continue to develop more advanced programs in direct response to requests from officers who have previously attended.
We challenge experienced officers while continuing to provide basic training techniques to new K9 teams. The entire patrol program emphasis is on tactical deployments with practicals involving high risk deployments, entry work and advanced live fire training. The Patrol Dog program will include day and night tactical problems, tactical building entries, K9 deployment for felony car stops, live fire training, deployment in chemical munitions, German muzzle philosophies and techniques, legal updates, criminal psychological profiles and much more. Classroom events include lectures on liability concerns, K9 Officer Safety, Training Techniques and problem solving ideas. These programs are instructed by leading police K9 instructors from throughout the United States and Canada. Our new narcotics dog program is an exciting addition to the conference and include updated training with the latest in packaging, handling and search techniques.
The Administrators Program provides more information on civil liabilities as it pertains to the administration and operation of a K9 unit. If you are an administrator for a K9 Unit, we strongly recommend this program. We have added more detail to this portion of the program due to specific requests by administrators from previous conferences. Use of force, administration of a K9 Unit, record keeping, choosing training schools, K9 procurement and the latest in liability updates are only a few of the numerous classes provided in this program.
All programs are limited in the number of applicants accepted, in order to maintain a high training ethic. Registrations will be based on a first come, first served basis and must be pre-paid in advance in order to secure a position. If your registration is not prepaid, you will be placed on a secondary list of applicants who will be contacted if positions are still open after the closing registration date. NOTE: Programs for officers bringing their dogs fill very rapidly. Once the slots are confirmed for each program, no further registrations will be accepted.
Our reputation was built on the tactical training approach in our patrol dog programs. This program includes day and night tactical problems, tactical building entries, K9 deployment for felony car stops, live fire training, deployment in chemical munitions, German muzzle philosophies and techniques, legal updates, criminal psychological profiles and much more. Classroom events include lectures on liability concerns, K9 Officer Safety, Training Techniques and problem solving ideas. In many locations, depending on the host agency availability, helicopter deployments are also included in the training regimen. Some programs will also include our K9 trauma care program.
The Tactical Patrol Dog Program is the foundation of the conference. Over the years we have put thousands of dogs and handlers through our school. We believe these programs have significantly enhanced the capabilities and tactics of K9 officers and their partners. The patrol dog program provides a unique combination of hands on foundation training, lecture material on current trends in training and deployment, as well as realistic scenario based training where the teams are put through challenging scenario based incidents and critiqued to help them better their skills for real world deployment. Each program includes, but is not limited to the following training:
Our new advanced canine tactics school is designed to serve those canine teams who have previously completed the patrol portion of the international police k9 conference, or those experienced teams who are looking to further challenge the limits of their canine training experience
The focus of the school is to address both the tactics of officer safety for the canine team, as well as preparing canine teams to work well with their own agencies tactical (SWAT/ERT) units.
The goal of the advanced canine tactics and swat school is designed to be a challenging and realistic canine training experience that will change the way officers think about canine training and identify more opportunities for the safe and effective deployment of police service dogs in high risk situations.
This program is designed to help administrators understand the full capability of their dog teams and how they can achieve higher standards.
We provide experienced K9 Unit managers with the latest legal updates and management skills on law enforcement use of police dogs. At the same time, we provide a working foundation for administrators new to the field of dog services. This program is particularly beneficial to administrators who have no prior hands on K9 experience. Here you can discover how valuable a resource you have and how to best deploy those resources.
These are only a few of the many aspects of K9 Administration this course is designed to answer. If you are an administrator over a K9 Unit, this program is designed for you.
Our new explosives detection program is provided by experienced police dog traininers and EOD technicians familiar with the ever changing threats of explosives dog work. This program provides hands on real life training.
Our new narcotics dog program is an exciting addition to the conference and include updated training with the latest in packaging, handling and search techniques.
This program is designed to offer an introduction to patrol officers of how to work with K9 teams. In this program you will learn the techniques to setting up containment,, backing up your K9 officers, tactical movement with the K9 team, arrest techniques and how to work with your K9 teams in potentially lethal confrontations with suspects. You will learn how to escort your K9 team on a high risk track, cover them during building searches and how to work fluid situations such as high risk vehicle assaults with your K9 team. You will learn criminal psychological profiles that indicate where a suspect will flee and how to effectively interfere with that flight to allow your dog handler to close in and make the arrest. You will learn canine behavior and come away with a better understanding of how the K9 team operates. For those patrol officers interested in a K9 career, this is an excellent course to give you the inside track on K9 training and deployment. During the program you will take an active part in the training of the dogs during the morning programs and will be actively involved in the tactical deployment scenarios with the teams during the evening deployments. The program involves range work and live fire training working side by side your K9 team. This program is designed for patrol officers and is recommended to any officers interested in learning how to work more effectively and tactically with their K9 teams.
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The International Police K9 Conference is held in various locations throughout North America and attended by police officers from around the world. These conferences are unique unto themselves in their format. To date we have instructed over 2000 officers from nations including Canada, United States, Great Britain, Portugal, Mexico, Norway, Holland, Belgium, Norway, China, Indonesia and Sweden in all aspects of high risk tactical patrol, SWAT, narcotics and explosives applications of police dogs at these conferences.