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About Kevin Sheldahl

Kevin is an instructor of police service dog handlers. He has taught more than fifty courses as lead instructor in detection and patrol. He also instructs in K-9 SWAT application, tracking and advanced skills in detection and patrol.

Kevin is a frequent presenter on subjects such as electronic training collars, detection, and patrol, as well as selection testing. He has 35 years of experience in these fields to reference and makes use of the experience he, as well as his numerous students have had to provide an in depth study of the use and training of police service dogs of all types.

Kevin is a certified police service dog judge, an evaluator for a national police dog organization, and an experienced competitor in both civilian and police canine sports.

Kevin has authored articles for Law Officer Magazine, Calibre Press and Police K-9 Magazine as well as having developed curriculum for handler instruction. Kevin has also acted as a expert witness for various law enforcement entities and as a subject matter expert for various organizations such as the US Embassy to Colombia in Bogota.

Currently, Kevin instructs courses in Basic Patrol & Detection in the Albuquerque Metro Area and teaches advanced course at Fox Valley Technical College, in Appleton Wisconsin. Kevin can also be found at various events as a guest instructor around the US and other countries.

Advanced Detector Handler Course

In March of 2017, Kevin will be teaching an Advanced Detector Handler Course at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. Find more information below.

Description

Directed towards handlers of detection dogs such as narcotics and explosives detection. The course focuses on legal issues, both historic and current, as well as defense strategies in the courtroom. Training standards and testing standards are addressed affording the handler an opportunity to review against their current program. Documentation of training, deployments, and testing will be covered as will policies and operational orders. Problem prevention and problem solving will be addressed as will foundational training concepts used in the industry. This course is a MUST have for the newer handlers as well as seasoned detector canine handlers. Expect challenging training scenarios, hands on work and improve your detector K-9 programs. Topics include: Standards and Testing; Case law, the driving force behind the application of the police service dog; Search and Seizure; Conducting the Sniff; Courtroom Testimony; Diversions and Distractions; Safety; The Mechanics of the Sniff; The Alert and Indication; Handling and Training Errors.

Meeting Times

3/6/2017 - 3/9/2017 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM PS131

3/6/2017 - 3/6/2017 Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 1-STORY RS

3/6/2017 - 3/6/2017 Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM HOTEL-BAR

3/7/2017 - 3/7/2017 Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 1-STORY RS

3/7/2017 - 3/7/2017 Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM BANK

3/8/2017 - 3/8/2017 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM FRCD ENTRY

3/9/2017 - 3/9/2017 Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM BANK

3/9/2017 - 3/9/2017 Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM AIRPLANE

Class Notes

Handlers should bring note taking materials, their "work gear" and K9's with them to class each day.

Total Hours: 40

Class Fee: Fee: $450.00

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Advanced Patrol K-9 Handling

In August of 2017, Kevin will be teaching an Advanced Patrol K-9 Handling Course at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, WI. Find more information below.

Description

Directed for handlers of police service dogs which are currently operational. The course is designed to assist the K-9 Team in advancing in skill to assist the handler in keeping abreast of current events, court rulings, and new technology. The expert K-9 handler will be proficient in documentation, training techniques, canine behavior, modern equipment application, and report writing. Sorting through the plethora of information that the modern K-9 handler is subjected to takes a well-grounded understanding of not simply animal training but the applications of that training in a law enforcement back ground. This course will help handlers avoid unintended consequences from well-intended training. Be prepared for challenging deployment scenarios, new environments, and expert coaching. Topics include: Standards and Certifications; Case law, the driving force behind the application of the police service dog; Policies placed on various departments under DOJ and the PERF and policy issues; Tracking; Building Search; Area Search; Directed use of Force/Forced extractions; High Risk Traffic Stops/Vehicle Interdictions; Tactical Operations; Public Displays.

Meeting Times

8/21/2017 - 8/24/2017 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM PS151

8/21/2017 - 8/21/2017 Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 1-STORY RS

8/21/2017 - 8/21/2017 Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM 2-STORY RS

8/22/2017 - 8/22/2017 Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM HOTEL-BAR

8/23/2017 - 8/23/2017 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM FRCD ENTRY

8/24/2017 - 8/24/2017 Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM BANK

8/24/2017 - 8/24/2017 Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM AIRPLANE

Class Notes

Handlers should bring note taking materials to class, their "work gear" and K9's with them to class each day. The fees for this term have not been approved by the state. The fees will be determined by April 1, 2017. The estimated fee will be $465.

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