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NCK9ERT – 2018 Human Remains Detection Seminar

8th ANNUAL HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION SEMINAR
April 19-22, 2018

Hosted by: NC K9 Emergency Response Team

Supported by: Wilson Co. Emergency Management
Location: Wilson, NC

Registration Fee:
Cost: $325.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $150.00 per extra K9
$165.00 per observer (no K9)

Deposit of $150.00 MUST be included with your registration form.
Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 1, 2018, to receive the above listed rates,
after the above date:
Cost: $350.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $175.00 per extra K9
$175.00 per observer (no K9)

Register Early – Space is Limited to 30 Teams

Contact:
NC K9 E.R.T., Inc.
919-796-2218
hrd2018@k9ert.org

Description: Actual fieldwork will be the emphasis for this seminar including, wilderness, urban, buildings (Large and Small), vehicles and scenario based training.

Lodging:
Candlewood Suites
2915 Independence Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896
Ph. 252-291-9494
Rates: $59.00 per night (plus tax)(this includes pet fee)
To get this rate you MUST tell them you are attending the NC K9 E.R.T, Seminar you MUST also register by: April 1, 2018.

If you need additional information please contact:
Mac Morgan 919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

The below link will give you additional information and registration form:

8th ANNUAL 2018 HRD Flyer

2018 Application Form

Instructor Information for our 2018 HRD Seminar are as follows:

Chris Wood – Cpl. Wood has been with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Jan. 2003 as a Corrections Deputy. He was a Field Training Officer (FTO) and promoted to Corporal in Sep. 2005. Chris has been a Bloodhound Handler from 2003 and a Cadaver K9 Handler since 2005. Cpl. Wood has received several awards for service with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for Cadaver K9 calls for service. Chris is a FBI cadaver resource for the State of Florida, a member of NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) Team ADAM and FDLE CART, Orlando Region. He is an NCMEC/FBI cadaver Instructor and also holds an FDLE Instructor certification.

Cynthia Avery – has over 23 years in law enforcement, and is a retired Detective from the Ann Arbor Police Department in Michigan and holds a BA in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. She has training and experience in search management and is a national instructor in the field of safety service background investigations; teaching law enforcement agencies throughout the United States. She brings her skills of homicide investigation, the investigation of violent death, evidence preservation, crime scene training, search and rescue report writing and courtroom testimony to her search and rescue instruction.

Cynthia was first introduced to the K9 Search and Rescue in 2006. She now contributes her time as an Air Scent and Human Remains Detection K9 Instructor. She has certified in Illinois Search and Rescue Council of Search Management and Technical Search Planning, holds a NASAR SAR Tech II certification and is a member of Michigan Search and Rescue, and the Klaas-Kids Foundation. She is on the deployment roster for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and a K-9 resource for the Missouri mutual aid disaster response. Cynthia holds K-9 certifications with the Network of Canine Detection Services, the North American Police Working Dogs Association, the International Police Working Dog Association and Country Class Canines in the disciplines of SAR Area Search, Air Scent, Advanced and Crime Scene Human Remains Detection, and Article Search.

She has instructed in the states of Michigan, Indiana and Florida.  She has conducted presentations throughout the State of Michigan, Indiana, Manatee County Search and Rescue, Southwest Florida K9 Search Unit and National Network of Canine Detection Services.

Jeanne Frost – is a retired Patrol/K9 Lieutenant from Wisconsin and former US Marine. She served 20 years as, a police officer, and spent 15 years as a patrol/narcotics K9 handler, with 2 different K9 partners.  Jeanne has been a trainer and teacher of “all things K9” for more than 25 years and continues to teach and train law enforcement, search and rescue, and disaster dog teams in many disciplines.

Jeanne is a Canine Search Specialist for IL TF 1 with K9 Trixie, a human remains detection dog. She also served as President and is a retired K9 Handler for People and Paws Search and Rescue in Milwaukee, WI. Jeanne and K9 Trixie continue to work on criminal cases for law enforcement and human remains/forensic evidence recovery on a regular basis.  She is considered a subject matter expert for human remains detection dogs, patrol dogs and narcotics K9’s. Jeanne is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Mount Senario College in Wisconsin with degrees in criminal justice, public administration and is a Certified Public Manager.

Dean Frisbie – Retired New York State Law Enforcement Officer K-9 Trainer/Handler. (31 Years of Service). Conducting K-9 Consulting for Federal, State, and Local Municipalities.

Deputy Sheriff – Chemung County Sheriff’s Office, Elmira, NY. K9 Explosive Detection K9 Trainer/Handler. NYS Certified K9 Trainer and Examiner in Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Cadaver, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol / Regional Trainer in the Southern Tier (Finger lakes) and Western New York. Handled two patrol and narcotic detection K9’s, one explosive detection K9. Criminal Investigator, 2000-2006

National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) Certifying Examiner/Official in the areas of Cadaver, Explosives, Narcotics, Tracking and Patrol Services.

NYS Certified Municipal Police K-9 School for Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol. NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Certified K9 Trainer and Examiner in Explosive Detection, Narcotics Detection, Scent Detection, Tracking, K9 Patrol

NYS Certified General Topics Instructor, Critical Incident Stress Management Instructor

Barricaded/Hostage and Tactical Response / Long Range Weapon Specialist

Gregory Strickland – Gregory has worked in law enforcement as a sworn police officer since 1993. During this time, he has held positions in; Road Patrol, Traffic Homicide Unit, Motor Unit, DUI Task Force, Community Policing Unit, K-9 Unit (narcotics detection and search and rescue/recovery) and Detective assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). He has been deployed to hurricanes, plain crashes, Haiti earthquake and other state and local searches as a canine search specialist.

Gregory is a member of Florida Task Force 1 as a FEMA Canine Search Specialist. He is partnered with his FEMA certified live search canine, Indy, and his Human Remains Detection (HRD) canine, May.

Gregory is currently a Canine Instructor, Evaluator (Live/HRD) and Mentor with FEMA, a Master Trainer with North American Police Working Dog Association (NAPWDA) Cadaver, an Elevator with National Entomology Scent Detection Canine Association (NESDCA).

Mac Morgan – Mac has been active in dog training since 1979, a retired police K9 Handler, Master Trainer for Sanford Police Department. Mac began training – handling Search & Rescue Canines in 1992. He served as President and director of training for the Mid-Atlantic Working Dog Association, President and Vice-President of the NC Search and Rescue Advisory Council; currently Chief of NC K9 E.R.T. (NC K9 Emergency Response Team, Inc.); Mac and his K9s have worked with Law Enforcement Agencies across NC, SC and has been deployed across the southeastern US. Mac is a lead instructor, evaluator and certifier for the National Association for Search & Rescue for both people and canines and has instructed at numerous community colleges and various search and rescue seminars throughout the southeastern US.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Human Remains Detection Seminar

7th ANNUAL HUMAN REMAINS DETECTION SEMINAR
April 20, 21, 22, 23, 2017

Hosted by: NC K9 Emergency Response Team

Supported by: Wilson Co. Emergency Management
Location: Wilson, NC

Registration Fee:
Cost: $300.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $125.00 per extra K9
$150.00 per observer (no K9)

Deposit: Deposit of $150.00 MUST be included with your registration form.
Deposit MUST BE RECEIVED no later than April 1, 2017, to receive the above listed rates,
after the above date:
Cost: $300.00 Per Team (Handler and Canine)
Cost: $150.00 per extra
K9 $175.00 per observer (no K9)

Register Early – Space is Limited to 30 Teams Contact:

NC K9 E.R.T., Inc.
919-796-2218
hrd@k9ert.org

Description: Actual fieldwork will be the emphasis for this seminar including, wilderness, urban, buildings, vehicles and scenario based training.

Lodging:
Candlewood Suites
2915 Independence Dr.
Wilson, NC 27896
Ph. 252-291-9494
Rates: $69.00 per night (plus tax)(this includes pet fee)
To get this rate you MUST tell them you are attending the NC K9 E.R.T, Seminar you MUST also register by: April 1, 2015.

If you need additional information please contact:
Mac Morgan 919-796-2218
mmorgan@k9ert.org

The below link will give you additional information and registration form

flyer-2017

NC CERT Holds 2015 Human Remains Detection Seminar, April 23-26, 2015

JANUARY 22, 2015 – WILSON NC – NC CERT will be holding our annual Human Remains Detection Seminar from April 23-26, 2015. For more information please download the following documentation. Completed forms should be emailed to HRD2015@NCCERT.ORG.

We look forward to seeing you again this year.  If you haven’t yet attended one of our seminars, we look forward to meeting you!

Relevant Documents:

Flyer
Application and Registration

Instructors:

Sandra Lesko – Sandra has been employed by the Willoughby Hills Fire Departments since 1982 and is now a retired full time Fire Captain from that department.  She has also worked in Law Enforcement since 1990, currently a Deputy with the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the K-9 Unit.  Sandra Has been working with K-9’s since 1996 starting in the field of tracking but soon switched to Human Remains Detection (HRD) and has been working an HRD K-9 since 1997. Sandra has worked with the FBI Cleveland Division since 2002, working primarily on missing persons cases with her German Shepherds.  Sandra is currently working her third K-9, Doc and her fourth K-9, EJ.  All four K-9’s have successfully located Human Remains and have indicated on blood evidence and small parts of human remains in several vehicles and buildings, which has ultimately linked suspects to the victims.  Sandra’s K-9’s have also located Human Remains and bones in various locations, including several drowning victims.   She travels around the State of Ohio and beyond where ever she is needed, including working Ground Zero on 9/11/2001.  Sandra is a member of the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA), The Ohio Identification Officers (OIO), Ohio Law Enforcement Canine Association (OLECA), in addition to several other affiliations.  Sandra continually attends schools on Death Investigation and other related classes, as well as, attends and teaches classes on K-9 Human Remains Detection.

Michael Hadsell – Michael has been in the working and training of K9’s for almost 35 years. He is currently the Training Director for the Peace River K9 Search & Rescue Association and has brought almost 50 K-9s to National Certification. His career began back in Los Angeles California working with Law Enforcement and also providing K9 support for visiting VIP’s and Celebrities. Since then Michael has competed in Schutzhund, KNPV, K9 Pro Sports and AKC tracking events. He is a member in good standing with the German Shepherd Dog Club of America and the Working Dog Association since 2001. Michael is also a member of the North America Police Working dog Association (NAPWDA) and member and competitor in the National Association of Scent Work (NACSW). He has also been a certifying Judge and Certified Bite Suit Decoy for the Service Dog Association.
Michael’s philosophy of training addresses the total and balanced dog. He is not a proponent of ALPHA dog or Dominance theory training. Rather he uses motivational and positive training methods combined with Clear communication skills to build reliable behaviors. This avoids all the inadvertent problems that come with the aversive styles of training. Michael also continuously attends seminars by top trainers in this field so he can keep his skills at their best.

Cpl. Chris Wood – Cpl. Wood has been with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office in Jan. 2003 as a Corrections Deputy. He was a Field Training Officer (FTO) and promoted to Corporal in Sep. 2005. Chris has been a Bloodhound Handler from 2003 and a Cadaver K9 Handler since 2005. Cpl. Wood has received several awards for service with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office for Cadaver K9 calls for service. Chris is a FBI cadaver resource for the State of Florida, a member of NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) Team ADAM and FDLE CART, Orlando Region. He is an NCMEC/FBI cadaver Instructor and also holds an FDLE Instructor certification.

Dep. Fred Mendiola – Deputy Mendiola has been with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office since 2000 and a K9 Deputy since 2001 as a Bloodhound K9 Handler. Dep. Mendiola has been a Narcotics K9 Handler since 2005. He has received several awards for service with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office to include: Law Enforcement’s Medal of Valor, J. Edgar Hoover Award, Deputy of the Year for the State of Florida through the Florida Sheriff’s Association. He is a member of NCMEC Team ADAM and FDLE CART, Orlando Region.

Mickey Januszkiewicz – NAPWDA Master Trainer for Utility, Narcotics and Cadaver
Retired from Charleston Police Department, South Carolina
18 yrs. K9 Handler/Trainer/Supervisor with CPD
Member/VP of South Carolina Search Dogs with new dog
K9 Ruby – (stinkin’ labrador retriever) – HRD certified NAPWDA & NASAR

Kevin Johnston – 1987 – 2014 – Wilson, NC Police Department
1989 – 2013 – K9 Handler (worked 4 dogs – patrol/narc) Wilson, NC Police Department
1992 – 2002 – Region 2 President (NC/SC), U.S. Police Canine Association
1994 – 2014 – K9 Trainer, Wilson, NC Police Department
1996 – Date – General Instructor, NC Criminal Justice Training and Standards Commission
2004 – 2012 – Region 2 Secretary-Treasurer, U.S. Police Canine Association
2009 – 2011 – National Vice-President Southeast, U.S. Police Canine Association
2011 – Date – National President, U.S. Police Canine Association
Nationally Certified Judge – patrol and detector dogs, U.S. Police Canine Association
Nationally Certified Trainer – Level 3, U.S. Police Canine Association

Gordon Deno – Gordon has been the Emergency Manager for Wilson County, NC since July 1993.  He has worked for Wilson County since 1984.  He has been involved in emergency services work for the last twenty-nine years including 911 dispatch, EMS, Fire Service, Hazardous Materials and Search and Rescue.  He is a NC Fire/Rescue instructor.  Gordon specializes in Incident Management and has worked on Incident Management Teams locally, statewide, and nationally including Hurricanes Charlie and Katrina.   For fourteen years, Gordon served citizens of NC as a SAR Tech with NC Search and Rescue Dog Association.  He was the team leader for the Central unit for four years.  He was a SAR Dog Handler for ten years.  Gordon and his border collie Duncan were operational in wilderness SAR and land/water HRD.  They responded to numerous incidents and assisted in locating multiple victims during their career.  Duncan passed away on 16 August 2010.  He was thirteen years old.  Gordon has continued to assist other handlers with training, teams with SAR dog evaluations, and jurisdictions with search management

Mac Morgan – Mac has been active in dog training since 1979, a retired police K9 Handler, Master Trainer for Sanford Police Department. Mac began training – handling Search & Rescue Canines in 1992. He served as President and director of training for the Mid-Atlantic Dog Association, President and Vice-President of the NC Search and Rescue Advisory Council; currently President of NCCERT (NC Canine Emergency Response Team, Inc.); Mac and his K9s have worked with Law Enforcement Agencies across NC and has been deployed across the southeastern US. Mac is an lead instructor, evaluator and certifier for the National Association for Search & Rescue for both people and canines and has instructed at numerous community colleges and various search and rescue seminars across the country.