This eighty-hour program will prepare an officer to obtain their K-9 Team Training Instructor certificate. Officers attending will focus on the role of the canine team instructor and the liability of K-9 training. The course will cover teaching the academics of canine as well as conducting the practical demonstrations. The course will examine the selection process of canine teams.
Note Eligibility Requirements:
Those who attend should be prepared to participate in physical activity and demonstrate teaching a canine topic.
There is a mandatory attendance policy. Students will be required to pass written examination with minimum 85% and demonstrate proficiencies at 100%.
Agency approval required before class. Most agencies request that individual officers contact their training department prior to self-registration.This course has restricted access to only currently sworn and direct support staff of an agency.
- Students must be a certified general instructor or in the process of obtaining this certification
- Have a minimum of 5 years documented criminal justice K-9 experience and does not include canine teams used exclusively for tracking and trailing.
- Students will be required to pass written examination with minimum 85% and demonstrate proficiencies.
Training Calendar available at https://pstc.spcollege.edu