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Building and Vehicle Search Strategies and Legal Considerations for HRD K9s

  • Coconino County Sheriff's Office 911 East Sawmill Flagstaff, AZ (map)

The seminar will consist of classroom and field instruction.  Steven Warburton & Donal Trusty will be covering LE aspects of search for detection K9s.  Bill Dotson will be focusing on SAR related information surrounding best practice for structured building and vehicle search.  John Walker will lead a group discussion on legal issues surrounding K9 SAR search and give concrete advice regarding legal testimony.  The seminar will provide a legal interview and debrief for working handlers to maximize individualized learning potential.  This mock courtroom legal interview will be invaluable in the event that you get subpoenaed to court.

Topics Covered:

  • Search strategies for buildings and vehicle searches for detection K9s

  • Legal considerations 

  • Best practices for courtroom testimony (preparation, documentation, etc..)

Bill Dotson
Steve Warburton
Donal Trusty
When:   April 12-14, 2019
(Event Hours:  0800-1700 Friday, Saturday and 0800-1200 Sunday)
Where:  Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, 911 East Sawmill , Flagstaff, Arizona 

Cost:   $275 per handler with dog; $150 per handler without dog.

Lunch will be included on site Friday and Saturday.

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