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Alan Cox

Richland County Sheriff Department
Lt. K9
Columbia, South Carolina

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 Master Trainer.


Alan first began training police working dogs in 1999 eventually achieving certification as a Master Police Canine Trainer in 2006 through Cross Creek Training Academy. His career development training took place under the direct tutelage of top trainers from the Royal Dutch Police and the K.N.P.V.


Throughout these years Alan has trained numerous dogs that have been placed throughout the United States as well as abroad. He has also appeared as a guest instructor/trainer for many departments/agencies throughout the U.S and abroad. He continues to further his professional education, having logged over 1500 hours of specialized training and study.