Trainer Certification
Our department offers a week training seminar every year where Master Trainers from the
North American Police Work Dog Association
(N.A.P.W.D.A.) do certifications and training.  Our seminar offers a public demonstration and a banquet for the participants.  Training is usually held from 8:00 AM until the late hours of the night.  Last year our training was held September 13th through the 17th and  focused on tactical issues.
Officers and their K-9's came from Arkansas, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Missouri to participate in the training.  Trainers came from Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Massachusetts.
Master trainers, Ken Burger, Kathy Barrett, Rick Ashabranner and Jim Watson were present for this years seminar which was co-sponsored by the Missouri Deputy Sheriff Association.
Sheriff's Department K-9 Page