Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Illinois State Police Dist. #17
2971 E 350th Rd
LaSalle, IL
Instructor: Brian Zebron & Nicholas Wolf

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)

Nicholas Wolf has been with the Kane County Sheriff’s Police since January of 2000 and assigned to the K9 United since 2002.  During that time Deputy Wolf has worked three different patrol / narcotic detection K9s which all have been trained for SWAT deployments as well.  He is currently working a patrol / narcotics detection K9 which he trained, while an apprentice trainer, and is working the first and only Bloodhound police K9 in Kane County.  After becoming a Police K9 Trainer Deputy Wolf has been assigned the position of Head Trainer at the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and K9 Unit Coordinator.  Deputy Wolf serves as an Assistant Team Leader for Kane County Multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team and the Chairman of the Illinois Tactical Officers Association K9 Committee.  Deputy Wolf has trained and instructed classes across the Country I the field of Police K9 and SWAT and has assisted in training numerous narcotic detection K9 Team.

  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $0

This eight hour hands on K-9 course is designed specifically for K-9 Teams in an effort to become more relaxed, proficient and professional when responding to calls where the K-9 is deployed.   This is a “Scenerio Based Hands on K-9 Class” where the Handler and Dog will respond to actual pre determined  mock calls.  The course goal is to reinforce the Officers knowledge, training, and experience when dealing with high risk calls for service.  
This class will provide advanced K-9 training and valuable real world experience to safely prepare the K-9 Team to not only respond to high risk calls, but to advance, succeed, and win in a variety of complex but realistic situations.  
Officers will gain confidence so they are better prepared for the realities of the street.   The objective is to promote training success, (not training scars) and thereby transferring that success to the street.  
Instructors setting up the scenerio’s have decades of practical professional experience with K-9 Deployments.  Class discussion will be led by experienced Instructors who believe that “collective evaluation is always better than individual evaluation” when it comes to Officer Safety and learning.   Therefor, all participants are encouraged to share input and ideas, to assist in a friendly social learning environment .
Scenario based exercise’s will be set up at multiple various locations in the Illinois Valley.    Officers and K-9’s will respond to radio calls which will mimic unpredictable actual calls they are commonly sent to.   K-9 Units will deploy their dogs and handle mock calls for service the same way they would on the road.   
After each individual scenario is completed by assigned K-9 teams, the teams will have a classroom debriefing with a lead instructor.  Group discussion and idea sharing is encouraged by all participants. Scenario debriefing is critical because no two calls are exactly the same, but an Officer draws and learns from his knowledge, training, and experience.  Sharing this knowledge, training, and experience could save a fellow officers life during future similar calls for service.
Emphasis will be placed on decision making skills, constitutional & proper use of law enforcement authority, leadership skills, human rights, legal updates, tactical awareness such as concealment and cover, and use of force.

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
  Civil Rights  X Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness  X Legal Updates
  Human Rights  X Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training    

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  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