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Sunday, November 3
 

19:30

Trainer Dinner & Briefing
Limited Capacity seats available

Meal will be provided. Trainer Brief and dinner.  Final prep for monday start.  All instructors and trainers are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  

Trainer
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →
avatar for Alan Cox

Alan Cox

Lt. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Alan Cox, Richland County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit Lieutenant and head trainer has served in various law enforcement assignments in over 23 years of experience, including uniform patrol, patrol supervisor, special response team, mounted patrol unit, K-9 unit handler, and K-9 unit... Read More →
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Matt Downey

Matt Downey

Lieutenant – SLED Narcotics, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Matt Downey began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Kershaw County,  South Carolina in 2003 after graduating from Clemson University.   Matt is now a narcotics investigator, and K9 handler with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in his sixteenth year in... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Walmsley

Gavin Walmsley

Sr. Cpl. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Sr. Corporal with the Richland County Sheriff's Department after serving 7 ½ years in the US Army as an MP, I began my career with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 2003, was assigned to the K9 Unit in 2006 and have been handling full service dogs since. I am currently... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
avatar for Josh Newsom

Josh Newsom

Sgt. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department

Instructor
avatar for Matt Downey

Matt Downey

Lieutenant – SLED Narcotics, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Matt Downey began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Kershaw County,  South Carolina in 2003 after graduating from Clemson University.   Matt is now a narcotics investigator, and K9 handler with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in his sixteenth year in... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Leigh Jeffries

Amanda Leigh Jeffries

Veterinarian, U.S. Army
CPT Amanda Leigh Jeffries is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received her Bachelor of Science is Animal Science and a Minor in Military Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she completed the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC), earning her commission... Read More →


Sunday November 3, 2019 19:30 - 21:30
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA
 
Monday, November 4
 

08:00

Opening Ceremonies
Limited Capacity seats available

  • Safety Brief
  • Weekly Overview
  • Sheriff Lott - RCSD
  • Lt. Cox - RCSD
  • AJ Vargas - CCU

Monday November 4, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA

09:30

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 09:30 - 12:00
United States Post Office, Main Branch 1601 Assembly Street, Columbia SC, 29223

09:30

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity filling up

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 09:30 - 12:00
Parklane Mental Health 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223, USA

09:30

Field Training - Vehicles
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 09:30 - 12:00
Schroeder’s Towing Company Storage Lot 4381 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229, USA

13:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
United States Post Office, Main Branch 1601 Assembly Street, Columbia SC, 29223

13:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Monday November 4, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Parklane Mental Health 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223, USA

13:00

Field Training - Vehicles
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army


Monday November 4, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Schroeder’s Towing Company Storage Lot 4381 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229, USA
 
Tuesday, November 5
 

08:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

08:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity filling up

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

08:00

Field Training - Vehicles
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

13:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

13:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

13:00

Field Training - Vehicles
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA
 
Wednesday, November 6
 

08:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 08:00 - 12:00
United States Post Office, Main Branch 1601 Assembly Street, Columbia SC, 29223

09:00

Parcel Interdiction
Limited Capacity filling up

We have seen a growing need across jurisdictional lines for the use of K9 teams in sorting facilities.  This class will provide each student with classroom instructuction and hands on working knowledge of working Parcel Interdiction.  


Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army

Instructor
avatar for Matt Downey

Matt Downey

Lieutenant – SLED Narcotics, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)
Matt Downey began his law enforcement career as a Deputy Sheriff in Kershaw County,  South Carolina in 2003 after graduating from Clemson University.   Matt is now a narcotics investigator, and K9 handler with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division in his sixteenth year in... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 09:00 - 12:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA

13:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Wednesday November 6, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Harbison State Forest 5600 Broad River Bridge, Columbia, SC 29201, USA

14:00

K9 Handler in the Courtroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Instructor will provide student insight to prosecuting K9 Cases from a Prosecutor's standpoint.  The good, the bad, and the ugly of K9 Case Prosecution.  

Instructor

Wednesday November 6, 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA
 
Thursday, November 7
 

08:30

K9 Critical Care
Limited Capacity seats available

This class will include classroom instruction and application.  You may bring your dog to this class to apply techniques learned in class to your dog.  The following areas will be covered.  

K9 Vital Signs / Cursory Exam
- Administration intramuscular injections/medications
- Heat Casualties
- CPR
- Naloxone (Narcan) dosage and administration

Instructor
avatar for Amanda Leigh Jeffries

Amanda Leigh Jeffries

Veterinarian, U.S. Army
CPT Amanda Leigh Jeffries is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina.  She received her Bachelor of Science is Animal Science and a Minor in Military Science from North Carolina State University (NCSU), where she completed the Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC), earning her commission... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 08:30 - 12:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA

13:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
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Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
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Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
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Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
DJJ Warehouse 1745 Shivers Rd, Columbia, SC 29210, USA

13:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
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Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
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Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
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Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Faison Drive @ Crepe Myrtle Drive 8000 Crepe Myrtle Drive, Columbia, SC, USA

13:00

Field Training - Vehicles
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
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Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
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Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
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AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 13:00 - 17:00
Faison Drive @ Crepe Myrtle Drive 8000 Crepe Myrtle Drive, Columbia, SC, USA

14:00

K9 & The Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't run from the media, embrace them.  With today's ever-changing social media presence, as K9 handlers we need to adjust to the times.  Instruction is given in an open forum setting to help provide guidance dealing with the media.  

Trainer
avatar for Gavin Walmsley

Gavin Walmsley

Sr. Cpl. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Sr. Corporal with the Richland County Sheriff's Department after serving 7 ½ years in the US Army as an MP, I began my career with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 2003, was assigned to the K9 Unit in 2006 and have been handling full service dogs since. I am currently... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 14:00 - 17:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA

19:30

Banquet
  • Food
  • Recognition of sponsors
  • Awards

Trainer
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →
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Alan Cox

Lt. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Alan Cox, Richland County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit Lieutenant and head trainer has served in various law enforcement assignments in over 23 years of experience, including uniform patrol, patrol supervisor, special response team, mounted patrol unit, K-9 unit handler, and K-9 unit... Read More →


Thursday November 7, 2019 19:30 - 22:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA
 
Friday, November 8
 

08:00

Field Training - Open Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario Based Training in an open area setting.

Trainer
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 08:00 - 09:00
Parklane Mental Health 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223, USA

08:00

Field Training - Building
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a building setting.  

Trainer
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
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Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 08:00 - 11:30
United States Post Office, Main Branch 1601 Assembly Street, Columbia SC, 29223

08:00

Field Training - Vehicles (Interstate Deployments)
Limited Capacity seats available

Scenario based training within a vehicle setting.  

Trainer
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 08:00 - 11:30
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA

12:00

Debrief
Limited Capacity seats available

Debrief & Certificate Presentation

Trainer
avatar for AJ Vargas

AJ Vargas

CEO, Custom Canine Unlimited
AJ Vargas manages the daily operations of Custom Canine Unlimited where he has built the profitable company on the reputation of honesty and total commitment to its clients.AJ started his career in Law Enforcement in 1997 where he spent years gathering experience and training. Working... Read More →
avatar for Alan Cox

Alan Cox

Lt. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Alan Cox, Richland County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit Lieutenant and head trainer has served in various law enforcement assignments in over 23 years of experience, including uniform patrol, patrol supervisor, special response team, mounted patrol unit, K-9 unit handler, and K-9 unit... Read More →
avatar for Samuel

Samuel "Buck"Allen

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Samuel “Buck” Allen, as the Head Trainer for Custom Canine Unlimited brings vast knowledge that spans the boundaries of higher education, law enforcement, and foreign and domestic K-9 work. His education and experience assists CCU in being a driving force in providing the highest... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Walmsley

Gavin Walmsley

Sr. Cpl. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department
Sr. Corporal with the Richland County Sheriff's Department after serving 7 ½ years in the US Army as an MP, I began my career with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 2003, was assigned to the K9 Unit in 2006 and have been handling full service dogs since. I am currently... Read More →
avatar for Adam Crenshaw

Adam Crenshaw

Trainer, Custom Canine Unlimited
Adam Crenshaw, co-founder of Custom Canine Unlimited has trained dogs since 2008 and decoying since 2006. Adam has had the privilege to decoy for countless dogs varying in breed and temperament.He obtained his decoy certification in 2008 by way of Royal Dutch Police Trainers and a... Read More →
avatar for Warren Cavanagh

Warren Cavanagh

S/Cpl, Richland County Sheriff Department
With hundreds of deployments, Cavanagh knows how important laying a solid foundation is, when training Police Service K9s. Once that foundation is laid, Cavanagh enjoys challenging the Team (Handler and K9) to the "what ifs" in real world deployment situations. Relationship first... Read More →
avatar for Austin Moore

Austin Moore

SPC, USARMY TRADOC (USA)
SPC Moore is from Warner Robins, Georgia. He enlisted in the Army September 23, 2013.His duty assignments include being a Team Leader in 100th Military Police Detachment (MWD) in Stuttgart, Germany from 2014-2017, while stationed there he served as a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog... Read More →
avatar for Paul Bourgeois

Paul Bourgeois

SSG, USARMY MDW (USA)
Squad LeaderU.S. Army Military Working Dog (MWD) Squad Leader/Trainer with 7 years' experience. Two combat deployment's as a handler (Iraq and Afghanistan). Supported agencies both domestic and abroad for VIP's and other dignitaries.
avatar for Amanda R. Whorf

Amanda R. Whorf

SGT, USARM 18 US MP BDE (USA)
I joined the Army in February 2015 where I attended basic training and my first nine weeks of advanced individual training (AIT) in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. I finished AIT at Lackland Airforce Base Texas and graduated in August 2016. My first duty station was in Stuttgart Germany from... Read More →
avatar for James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

James “ Fitz” Fitzpatrick

Assistant K9 Unit Trainer, Columbia Police Department
Police officer / 21 years experience both local and internationalCanine handler and trainer for over 13 years.Currently the assistant trainer with the City of Columbia SC Police Department K9 Team
avatar for Cody Grosinsky

Cody Grosinsky

CPL MWD, USArmy
I am a Corporal in the United States Army. I have been working with Military Working Dogs for over four years. I was first stationed at Schofield Barrack Hawaii, where I worked a Patrol Explosive Detector Dog (PEDD) named Davy. From September for 2016 to June of 2017 I was deployed... Read More →
avatar for Gregory Grubbs

Gregory Grubbs

SPC TRADOC (USA), USArmy
I’m Specialist Gregory Grubbs. I have been a part of the Army Military Working Dog program for 6 years.Throughout that time, I have been certified on four explosive and two narcotic detection dogs. Someprior past duty stations include Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Fort Sill, Oklahoma... Read More →
avatar for Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Sgt., Myrtle Beach Police Department
Sgt. Chris Smith has been with the City of Myrtle Beach Police Department for 13 years. In January 2011 he was selected for the position as a K9 Handler. This was one of two K9 teams within the agency at this time. In March 2011 he graduated from the Single Purpose Canine Course at... Read More →
avatar for Erik Rosengren

Erik Rosengren

TRADOC (USA), US Army
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Josh Newsom

Sgt. K9, Richland County Sheriff Department


Friday November 8, 2019 12:00 - 13:00
Richland County Sheriff Department K9 Unit 5601 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC, USA