Advanced Handlers and Problem-Solving Seminar

The seminar will be held at Owego, New York

June 13th –17th 2022

 

INSTRUCTORS

(Some Instructors maybe subject to change without notice)

Scott Barber-RCMP

Scott is a highly experienced and internationally recognized former Dog Handler and Trainer for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police National Police Dog Service. Scott is the owner of Barber Resources Inc., a leading provider for Specialty Narcotic Detection/Interdiction Programs, tailored to support today’s Energy Companies.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police - R.C.M.P. 1978 - 2009 • Selected for the R.C.M. P., Police Dog Services in 1985 • Posted to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1985 – 1988 • Responsible for the R.C.M.P. K9 Explosive D Posted to Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada in 1988 ▪ In charge of a four-man R.C.M.P. K9 General Duty Section • Posted to Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1988 – 1992 ▪ In charge of a three-man R.C.M.P. K9 Explosive Detection Section • Posted to Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada R.C.M.P. Police Dog Services in 1992 – 1999 ▪ Responsible for nineteen R.C.M.P. Detachments, encompassing 750,000 square miles • Promoted to Sergeant and transferred to the R.C.M.P. Police Dog Service Training Centre, Innisfail, Alberta, Canada in 1999 ▪ In charge of the R.C.M.P. Breeding Program and Pre - Training/Acquisition N.C.O. in 1999 - 2002 ▪ Transferred to a R.C.M.P. Police Dog Trainer position in 2002 ▪ Transferred to the R.C.M.P. Pre-Train/Acquisition N.C.O. position in 2007 • Retired from the R.C.M.P. in 2009 Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Work Accomplishments • Selected to provide security duties for the 1988 Winter Olympics, Calgary. (K9 Explosive Detection) • Selected to provide VIP security duties for the G8 Economic Summit, Toronto in 1988 (K9 Explosive Detection) • Responsible for VIP security duties for over 100 International dignitaries over a 14-year period including:

3 Canadian Prime Ministers, 2 United States Presidents, 2 British Prime Ministers, Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Ministers from several foreign countries and other political figures. (K9 explosive detection) • Responsible for training over 50 R.C.M.P. Police Dog Service Teams • Responsible for the National R.C.M.P. Police Dog Services K9 Explosive Detection Validation Process in 2004, 2005 • Responsible for the National R.C.M.P. Police Dog Services K9 Narcotic Detection Validation Process in 2006 • Only R.C.M.P. Police Dog Services Trainer to train Illicit Spirit Searching, Underwater Recovery, Explosive Detection and Narcotic Detection specialty team • Qualified as an expert witness in Police Dog Service evidence in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. • Requested to train Police Service Dog Teams internationally, including: ▪ The North American Police Work Dog Association, Southern Tier Police Canine Association, United States Police Canine Association, Mexican Federal Police and various other police agencies.

Specialize in training, instructing and validating K9 Teams for both explosives and narcotics • Consulted and assisted in training narcotic detection teams for the Mexican Federal Police Force based in Mexico City, Mexico • Featured lecturer for H.I.T.S. (Handler Instructional Techniques Seminar), Police K9 Magazine, Seattle Washington, August 2012 • Owner of Barber Resources Inc. • Exclusive service provider for several leading international energy companies, providing K9 narcotic detection services throughout western Canada.

Specialize in training, instructing and validating K9 Teams for both explosives and narcotics • Consulted and assisted in training narcotic detection teams for the Mexican Federal Police Force based in Mexico City, Mexico • Featured lecturer for H.I.T.S. (Handler Instructional Techniques Seminar), Police K9 Magazine, Seattle Washington, August 2012 • Owner of Barber Resources Inc. • Exclusive service provider for several leading international energy companies, providing K9 narcotic detection services throughout western Canada

 

Gary Creed-RCMP

Gary joined the RCMP in 1992 and at the completion of basic training was posted to General Duties in Coronach, Saskatchewan.  In 1997 he was transferred to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.  During his time in Saskatchewan, Gary was actively involved in the RCMP Police Dog Service Imprinting program.  This program involved raising potential police dogs for the RCMP.  After 6 years and 6 potential puppies, Gary was accepted into the RCMP Police Dog Service.  Gary completed dog training in 2000 and was posted to Kelowna, BC.  Gary worked 3 different police dogs while stationed in Kelowna, Dasty, Axel, and Rocket.  Gary was trained in all aspects of police dog work including tracking, searching, criminal apprehension, obedience, ERT, Tactical teams, explosive and narcotic searching, land and avalanche Search and Rescue.  In 2012, Gary was promoted to the RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre as a pre trainer where he oversaw the imprinting program and help prepare dog for formal training.  In 2014, Gary was promoted to a Trainer for the RCMP PDS where he trained police dog teams in all aspects of Police work.  In 2017, Gary was promoted to his current position of RCMP Police Dog Service Senior Trainer where he is responsible for all aspect of the RCMP PDS training program along with the annual validations for all RCMP dogs in Canada.  Gary is planning on retiring from the RCMP in 2022.  Gary will present his Fentanyl detection program that he developed

 

Tony Patricola-Retired

Tony is a retired Sergeant, canine handler and NYS DCJS Trainer/Examiner with the Town of Newburgh Police Department and an active Deputy Sheriff with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office, NY. Tony is an expert with EPCA, serving on the EPCA board of directors and is a patrol and narcotics judge/trainer for the organization and will be working with Rik Wolterbeek for problem solving and protection work.

Duane Shaffer-TSA

Duane is a well-known trainer and has handled a K-9 as a patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant and captain, the unit’s supervisor with the Binghamton, NY Police Department retiring as such.  Duane is currently a sworn officer with the Owego, NY Police Department.  Duane is one of the founders of EPCA and STPCA.  Duane is one of the directors of EPCA and STPCA.  Duane is the president of the EPCA as well as an examiner, and trainer for EPCA and STPCA. 

Rik Wolterbeek

K-9 Trainer/KNPV Decoy/Expert with Malinois and Dutch Shepherds

He has over 40 years of canine patrol and detection training experience as well vast experience as an instructor for over 100 canine seminars in the USA in patrol work handling, obedience, protection, tracking, decoy, drug, bomb and cadaver detection.  Rik was a former certified regional and national KNPV decoy for over 15 years in Holland.  As a decoy in KNPV, Rik has worked as "suitman" in more than 200 trials and certification tests, and at the Nationals PH-1, Object Guarding and N.T.C. (Army).  Rik worked as the K-9 instructor-trainer for one of the biggest security companies in Holland. All of the 20 K-9 teams in that company were titled to PH-1.  Rik has instructed at least 75 teams to their certification for the."Toestsing Objectbewakingshond. As a trainer and instructor, Rik is very patient and does not have a problem with giving instruction over and over. His experience and knowledge of KNPV and the KNPV programs, as well as his knowledge of Malinois should truly make him an asset to all serious working dogs in this country.