"Canine Liability 360 & Canines in the Courtroom"
This 3-day class is billed as "the ultimate liability course" recommended for law enforcement personnel who are currently deploying with or supervising cross-trained police dogs for patrol and narcotics detection. However, single purpose programs (detection or patrol) can also benefit and register separately for either class. Prosecuting Attorney Ted Daus and Sheriff's Deputy Andy Weiman from HITS Training and Consulting have joined forces with Sergeant Bill Lewis II to expand the canine liability umbrella as Ted and Andy will be presenting one day of legal updates and record keeping/court testimony for detection handlers. Participants will benefit from the firsthand experiences of the three instructors as recent cases and incidents are reviewed and the lessons learned shared. You can get more information by clicking on "Canine Liability 360" in the left menu and contacting Bill Lewis II. The next combined classes are scheduled for October 3-5 in Carlsbad (CA), November 28-30 in Yakima (WA), and December 12-14 in Lakeland (FL). Canine Liability 360 is scheduled for Albuquerque (NM) on September 20 & 21 and Mountain View (CA) on October 18 & 19.
NEW - "Canine Close Calls"
A new feature now being shared exclusively via email to registrants of this web site and Canine Liability 360 attendees is "Canine Close Calls" where handlers (anonymously) share incidents that provide one or more lessons learned to other handlers that may prevent "trouble" down the road. The "close calls" encountered by K9 handlers are often not discussed openly or shared beyond a locker room or training field because something bad didn't "physically" happen (like "a bad bite"), they really don't want others to know (like maybe their supervisors), and the consequences if known could be embarrassing or grounds for negative documentation, discipline or remedial training - or all of the above. Incidents are emailed to the web site facilitator (Bill Lewis II) who prepares the "close calls" for distribution.
Training Videos Now Appearing on PoliceOne.com
You can view two short video clips produced by PoliceOne.com with TAC Team owner and TacticalK9USA.com facilitator Bill Lewis II discussing 1) how to integrate your K9 team with your SWAT team and what to consider when determining the placement of your K9 in your formation, and 2) how to work with your dog using a long line and voice inflections. If you would like more information about training courses, click on "Seminars & Training Courses" in the Main Menu to the left. You can access the videos by clicking on the links below;
Welcome to TacticalK9USA.com.....from Bill Lewis II;
TacticalK9USA.com is a "free" resource for law enforcement and military personnel to access K9-related training information, articles, tactical talk, tips and commentaries. The primary purpose of this site is to provide a resource and service open and accessible for sharing information and providing training and consulting to reduce risk, limit liability and make the job easier and safer for those K9 handlers, supervisors, and other law enforcement and military personnel deploying and associated with a service dog. Updates and news articles are sent occasionally as an e-newsletter to registrants via the Constant Contact system. No subscription or money required, only registration. TacticalK9USA.com is safe for the environment!
You'll find articles from K9 experts and I've also incorporated a little parody to offer advice and provide commentaries on issues and tactical deployments via contributions by "The Leagle Beagle" and translations of "The Tactical Wisdom of Dog Tzu" with real-world up-to-date applications. I'll also send registrants a periodical newsletter via e-mail regarding a significant K9 incident or an important article that has been posted or one of the many "Reasons We Get in Trouble."
The information posted within or distributed via TacticalK9USA.com is intended strictly for active or retired sworn law enforcement personnel deploying or associated with police service dogs, other than the TAC TEAM STORE and Product Reviews. TacticalK9USA.com operates under the auspices of Training and Consulting (TAC) Team, LLC. TAC Team is owned by Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) who also serves as primary facilitator for TacticalK9USA.com and TacticalDebriefs.com. If you have not already done so, you may now request access to this site;
We safeguard your e-mail address and will not share it with any other organization or mailing list.-
-"Canine Liability 360"
Canine Liability 360 has expanded from the traditional one-day format - based on course evaluations and input from prior CL360 attendees - to provide extra time for "Reasons We Get in Trouble," extra time for report writing review/critiques, extra time for video debriefs, and extra time for interaction/open discussions....and a few more topics and recommendations to reduce risk and limit liability!
Below: The "original" collectible TAC Team Challenge Coin from Delta Challenge Coins
Rules & History of Challenge Coins from Delta Challenge Coins: During World War II, and even dating back to Roman times, the practice of carrying a specialty designed unit coin became very popular because it saved lives by becoming a means of identification. Today...carrying the coin at "all times" and presenting it when challenged results in a number of consequences for those who cannot produce their coin, such as buying a round of drinks. "Coin checks" are permitted anytime and any place. If challenged, you must produce your coin. If you produce your coin, the challenger must buy you a drink. If you are unable to produce your coin, you must buy the challenger a drink. Failure to respond to a challenge may result in the loss of your coin - you may be asked to return said coin to issuing unit or agency.