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NCK9ERT – 2018 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

NC K9 E.R.T., Inc.

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

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

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.











American Guardians PSMC Raise Money and Awareness for NC CERT

SANFORD NC – The American Guardians MC showed a huge amount of support for our team this last week despite poor weather and rain. They hosted a motorcycle ride, and many other special events in Sanford to raise money and awareness for NC CERT. We can’t thank you enough. Article and link below:

“THE SANFORD HERALD – Despite gray skies and plenty of rain, the revving of motorcycles echoed throughout downtown Sanford Saturday afternoon as nearly 50 members of America’s Guardians Motorcycle Club rode in to attend the club’s fundraiser for the N.C. K9 Emergency Response Team at Depot Park.

“Mother nature didn’t really play nice,” said Club President Jerry “Saint” Read. “But it is what it is. [CERT] is just an amazing organization, and we’ll do what we can to help them.”

CERT is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of current and former law enforcement officers which raises and trains dogs to help police agencies with search and rescue missions.”

See the full article here

Americas Guardians PSMC Joins NC CERT in 2nd Annual Ride For A Cause

SANFORD NC – MARCH 14, 2015 — NC CERT would like to thank the folks of the American Guardians PSMC for supporting our team. Their support is so strong that they are holding their second annual Ride for a Cause in the name of NC CERT.

Attached are flyers with more information.   We ask that you share with any riders you know and please feel free to participate!!!  Our team members pay out of pocket to provide our services and your donations go a long way in helping us stay in operation.

Ride begins at Honda Suzuki of Sanford, 3128 S. Horner Blvd. Sanford, NC.  Registration starts at 8:30am – Please click on the Flyer links below….



NC CERT Sonar Crew Locates Missing 15 Yr old Boater in Craven County

CRAVEN COUNTY, NC – Sonar crews from NC CERT responded to Craven County North Carolina on June 3, 2014 to search for a missing boater.  Tanner Webb, 15, of River Bend North Carolina fell from a boat that was operating on the Trent River in Craven County the day before, and did not return to the water surface.

Sonar crews from NC CERT deployed a Marine Sonic Side Scan Sonar to locate the missing boater at the request of Craven County Emergency Management.  At approximately 1pm, NC CERT located the missing boy on the river bottom.  Divers from Sidney dive team were then deployed to bring Tanner to the surface, and provide closure for his family and friends.

NC CERT extends our heartfelt condolences to Tanner’s loved ones.  This tragic event touched our hearts, and we hold up those who loved him in our prayers.

Follow the link below for the local news story and video on this tragic event.

Video of Incident

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