16th annual K-9 Street Survival School this week
The Sevierville Police Department (SPD) presents the 16th Annual K-9 Handlers Street Survival School, November 29 – December 3, 2004, in Sevierville, TN. The seminar will feature Ken Licklider, an internationally recognized expert in dog training and detection techniques.
The seminar is designed to enhance K-9 team proficiency at basic and advanced levels with a focus on patrol and narcotics detection. The most advanced techniques and methods in law enforcement K-9 patrol and narcotic detection will be discussed and demonstrated. The seminar has been approved by the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission at 40 hours of in-service training.
Approximately 65 teams from Tennessee and surrounding states will attend the seminar. The SPD will utilize a vacant facility on Middle Creek Road that will afford numerous training opportunities.
Ken Licklider, the featured seminar instructor, is the owner and head trainer of Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana. Licklider is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he worked as an explosive detector dog expert. In 1993, Licklider provided the USPCA’s first place explosive detector dog and he has trained over 300 narcotic detector teams throughout the United States. He is considered one of the nation’s top trainers in passive response detector teams. Lieutenant Eddie Helton, K-9 Specialist with the Sevierville Police Department will serve as the Seminar Director.