ADVANCED NARCOTIC DETECTION PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS FOR POLICE CANINE TEAMS

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Capacity: 12 - Available: 12
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Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Illinois State Police Dist. #17
2971 E 350th Rd
LaSalle, IL
Instructor: Brian Zebron

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: $100

This eight (8) hour hands on course is designed to professionally document the K-9 handler and his canine companion in a variety of disciplined related training.  The greatest measure of the K-9 team's reliability in court can be found in documents reflecting the team's regular maintenance training, results from a documented Realistic Proficiency Assessment, and an ILETSB certification.

Establishing the reliability of the K-9 team is a foundational requirement in cases where narcotic evidence is sought to be introduced in court.  In determining the weight to be given to such evidence, the court will consider the training, proficiency experience, and proven ability of the handler and canine together with all the circumstances surrounding the drug dog alert.

The course assessment will document the team's narcotic detection proficiency while working around masking and distracting stimuli, working with various weights of targeted controlled substances, and having negative or blank testing.  All this will be accomplished while working in real world realistic settings.  Canine teams will be assessed in a normal operational environment, while tasked to locate concealed narcotics during vehicle sniffs, interior building sniffs, and luggage or parcel sniffs.  The single blind proficiency assessment will include a variety of sniffs designed to evaluate the canine's ability to recognize the odor, respond to the odor, and the handler's ability to recognize this response.  

Multi-purpose dog teams wishing to complete a Proficiency Assessment of their tracking and patrol skills are also welcome.  This assessment will cover Tracking, Obedience, Criminal Apprehension, Deployment, Recall, and Release.

NOTE:  THIS COURSE IS NOT THE ANNUAL K-9 NARCOTICS DETECTION CERTIFICATION COURSE.

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
 
TRAINING MANDATES MET BY THIS TRAINING
  Civil Rights Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness 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   Psychology of Domestic Violence
 
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