Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, December 06, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL

Brian Zebron – K-9 Officer/Special Investigator.

Brian Zebron is a former Conservation Officer, Sheriff’s Deputy, and has been a Police Officer since 1997.   He served in the K-9 Unit from 2000-2018.  His prior experience includes being a K-9 handler, K-9 training supervisor, K-9 Coordinator, and has held previous K-9 handling assignments working with a street level multi-jurisdictional crime reduction team, an Inter-state Highway Drug Interdiction Unit, and K-9 support to a street level under cover operations unit.   Brian and his K-9 partners have been responsible for the seizure of drugs  with a total street cash value in the multi millions.   He has over 3,000 hours of specialized police K-9 training in seven different states and has testified in the local, state, and federal courts as to the proper use of police K-9’s  and the importance of a properly trained and certified police service dog.  Brian is also a Certifying K-9 Official for the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB)

Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $50

This course discusses the proper steps to be taken after a K-9 has alerted to the presence of drugs and an arrest has been made.  The overall purpose of this course is to prepare the best drug detection dog case possible for prosecution.  Even the best working K-9 team will not accomplish the desired final goal of a "guilty" verdict if they are not prepared to articulate and testify as to why each separate and individual Drug Dog Alert provides probable cause to search.  Group discussion, questions and comments are encouraged during class.

Topics to be discussed are:

  • Search and Seizure
  • K-9 Maintenance Training Records
  • Department K-9 Standards & Evaluations
  • K-9 Certifications through ILETSB
  • Presentation of Evidence in Court
  • Defense Attorney Strategy
  • The Alert vs. Final Response
  • K-9 Report Writing
  • Motion for Discovery & Duces Tecum
  • Terminology in K-9 Industry
  • Currency Seizures & Issues
  • Odor Dispersion from Packages & Vehicles
  • Proving Reliability of your K-9 team
  • K-9 Units Guidelines & Procedures
 X Civil Rights  X Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness  X Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training    

This course if restricted to Police K-9 handlers, Police K-9 trainers, Command Officers, K-9 Supervisors, and States Attorneys

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made by fax (815-879-0410) or at our on-line course registration (  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted


Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program

Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam – Stark