WASHINGTON STATE POLICE CANINE ASSOCIATION’S 2021 SPRING SEMINAR

Hosted by Spokane Police and Spokane County Sheriff’s K9 Units

  • DATE:
    May 3-5th, 2021

  • CHECK-INS:
    Begin on 5/2/21 at 1400 hrs.

  • COST:
    $300 – WSPCA Members
    $350 – Non-Members
    $100 – Observers

  • REGISTRATION:
    BY CHECK
    PAY ONLINE

  • FLYER:
    VIEW HERE

This will be a working seminar so bring your dog and all your equipment.

Equipment:

You will need all your K9 gear to include long lines, leashes, muzzles, safety glasses, inert guns if available, uniform attire etc.

Meetings:

  • The Trainers/E-Board meeting is at 1700 hrs. on 5/2/21
  • The General Membership meeting will be at 1200 on 5/3/21
  • Short Trainers/E-Board meeting at 1830 hrs. on 5/5/21
  • There will be short briefings prior to the start of each training day to cover questions and expectations for the exercises.

Training: **Working portions of this seminar will be in the afternoon/night**

  • Generalist/Patrol Scenarios: Generalist teams will be training in locations in the City of Spokane, Spokane County as well as Kootenai County, Idaho. The focus for generalist teams will be scenario-based training throughout the seminar. Plan to be challenged as a team as well as be observers of others to gain further insight on how others approach problems.
  • Explosive & Narcotic Scenarios: Training locations will be in the City of Spokane, Spokane County as well as Kootenai County, Idaho, to include vehicles, rooms, office areas, buses or semi’s, area searches, and parcels.

Trainers:

Contact Paul Gorman (pgorman@spokanepolice.org) to confirm your spot as a trainer otherwise you must attend as a working K9 team and pay the seminar fee. If you would like your own room, the WSPCA will REIMBURSE YOU AT SEMINAR CHECK IN for ONE HALF the hotel cost, the other half is up to you/your agency. **YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING YOUR ROOM**.

Quarry:

Quarries wishing to attend must confirm your spot as a quarry by April 23rd. To be cost effective it is vital you RSVP Paul Gorman (pgorman@spokanepolice.org) to be sure we have a spot for you. Quarry experience is not required, but we strongly encourage those who endeavor to be a handler and train dogs to attend.

The quarries working all 3 days will be provided per diem from the WSPCA, (if from out of town and a hotel stay is required). Quarries will need to room with handlers from the agency they are representing. If unable to room with a handler, the WSPCA will pair you with another solo quarry. If you would like your own room, the, WSPCA will REIMBURSE YOU AT SEMINAR CHECK IN for ONE HALF the hotel cost, the other half is up to you/your agency. **YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOOKING YOUR ROOM**.

Hotel:

The Davenport Grand Hotel is cop and dog friendly. With the Government Rate the room costs are as follows. Single and Double ($129), both plus taxes. Let the hotel know you are with WSPCA to get the rate. There is no pet fee for Police dogs, but any room damage is on you.

Request upon calling: WSPCA Room Block

Room reservations must be made before *4-16-21* to receive the WSPCA rate.

Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd,
Spokane, WA 99201
(509) 458-3330

Itinerary (subject to minor changes):

SUNDAY:

  • Registration will open at 1400 hrs. at the host hotel.
  • If COVD restrictions permit, Hospitality room will be open from 1700-2330 hrs.
  • Trainers/E-Board/Quarry meeting at 1700 hrs.

MONDAY:

  • Late registration 1000-1130 hrs.
  • General Membership Meeting at 1200 hrs.
  • Training at sites from 1300-2200 hrs.

TUESDAY:

  • Training at sites from 0900-1800 hrs.
  • Trainers/E-Board meeting at 1830 hrs.
  • If COVID restrictions stay as they are now, Banquet 1900 hrs.

WEDNESDAY:

  • Training at sites 1000-1800

Payment Information:

It is critical that we receive a registration form from all attendees whether your agency is paying by check or through PayPal. To ensure you are registered, we suggest that you scan your registration form to Barbara Davenport at k9sayno@aol.com. If using the PayPal option online at www.wspca.com, ensure that a copy of the receipt is forwarded to Barbara along with the attendee’s registration form. In ALL cases, ensure the registration form accompanies the payment so that all payments can be credited to the correct attendee.

HOST CONTACT INFORMATION:

Ofc Paul Gorman
1100 W Mallon
Spokane WA 99260
(509) 981-2716
pgorman@spokanepolice.org

  • DATE:
    May 3-5th, 2021

  • CHECK-INS:
    Begin on 5/2/21 at 1400 hrs.

  • COST:
    $300 – WSPCA Members
    $350 – Non-Members
    $100 – Observers

  • REGISTRATION:
    BY CHECK
    PAY ONLINE

  • FLYER:
    VIEW HERE

Canine Liability 360

2-days of “tactics” for the street and court returns to Washington….

Being consistent, making good decisions and keeping proper documentation will limit your liability and make you a better K9 handler and K9 supervisor.

Olympia, Washington
September 7 & 8, 2021

SUBJECT TO COVID-19 STATUS

Thurston County Emergency Operations Center, 9521 Tilley Rd S, Olympia, WA

Hosted by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office

Course Description: “Canine Liability 360” is still rated by its attendees as the most comprehensive liability course being offered to handlers and K9 supervisors since 2010. This two-day (16 hours) class serves as an essential phase (and required by some agencies) for both the K9 handler and K9 supervisor to assist in managing their K9 program and preparing for their potential “legal defense” to prevail in the event of a lawsuit by examining TAC Team’s “360 Degrees of Responsibility” involving a single purpose patrol or cross-trained police service dog. (This class is not recommended for detection only handlers.) Participants will benefit from the firsthand experiences and recommendations of the instructor as well as others as some recent cases and incidents not found in “case law updates” are reviewed and discussed and the lessons learned shared.

K9 handlers, K9 supervisors, and K9 administrators from the same agency are encouraged to attend together so everyone involved with their respective police dog program can simultaneously learn information and hear recommendations for successfully operating and evaluating their program to better understanding each other’s duties and responsibilities to reduce their risk and limit their liability. More information about the class can be viewed at http://tacticalk9usa.com

The course topics will include:

  • “Reasons We Get in Trouble”
  • Policy & Operational Manuals
  • “Case Law and Control”
  • Selection and Retention
  • Testing and Training
  • Report writing
  • “The Court of Public Opinion”
  • Deployments / Debriefs
  • Deposition & Trial Testimony
  • Use of Force
  • Off-duty care & compensation
  • Documentation

Instructor: Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) has over 41 years of law enforcement and instructor experience, retiring from the Oxnard (CA) Police Department after serving over 27 years. He was a K9 handler, K9 supervisor, and served on SWAT for over 25 years as a tactical operator and Team Leader. He is an instructor, consultant, expert K9 witness, published author, certifying official for CNCA/CA POST, and former director for both the California Narcotic Canine Association (CNCA) and the California Association of Tactical Officers (CATO). Sergeant Lewis is the owner of Training and Consulting Team (“TAC Team”) and facilitates the web site TacticalK9USA.com.

Hotel rooms that are blocked out for attendees: La Quinta Inn – Reserve your room here

Registration: Course restricted to 36 law enforcement personnel on a first-come basis. Tuition is $275.00 per person. Registration deadline is August 6th. Reservations are made by email. To make a reservation or request information, contact Bill Lewis II at sgtblewis2@aol.com.

TAC TEAM
Training and Consulting Team, LLC
P.O. Box 6535
Pine Mountain Club, CA 93222
sgtblewis2@aol.com

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TRAINER’S AND E-BOARD MEETING

DATE:

  • March 8th, **10AM start**
    Meeting at Chelan Co Sheriffs Office, 401 Washington St, Wenatchee Wa 98801. Our day will start with Spring Seminar walk thru. After walk thru, we will meet at 2PM at Bobs Burgers, 795 Grant RD, East Wenatchee 98802. We will continue the Trainers and Eboard meeting there.

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