Clarksville, TN – From December 8th to the 12th, Officer Casey Stanton and his K-9 partner Aires along with Officer Joey Scruggs and his K-9 partner Solo attended the 26th Annual K-9 Team Street Survival Seminar in Sevierville, TN.
This seminar was designed to enhance K-9 team proficiency at basic and advanced levels with a focus on patrol and narcotics detection. The most advanced techniques and methods in law enforcement K-9 patrol and narcotic detection were discussed and demonstrated.The seminar was approved by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission. Officer Stanton and his partner Aires placed first out of 20 teams in the Tactical Obedience Course.
Congratulations to Officer Stanton and his K-9 partner Aires!
The seminar covered the following topics:
- Aggression Control Work
- Tactical Building Entry/Muzzle Work
- Search Patterns: Advantages & Disadvantages
- Searches: K-9 Team Safety/Vehicle Stops and Extractions
- Tracking/Area Searches/Environmental Factors
- Health, Maintenance & First Aid for The Patrol and Narcotic Dogs
- Night Street Scenario’s
- Recognition of Physical Internal Stress
- Problem Solving: Methods & Distractions
- Patrol and Narcotic Dog Trial Testimony & Court Decisions
- Enhancing Alert Behavior/Building Search/Stress Search
- Motivation, Drives & Character Traits
- Importance of Record Keeping
- Public Relations