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Biography-Resumé

Terry Fleck, Ed.D, is a Deputy Sheriff II / Canine Handler (Ret.) in South Lake Tahoe, California. Terry has been in law enforcement for 28 years and has been involved with police dogs during that time. Terry has been a police dog handler and trainer for 28 years and has trained and handled three police dogs, patrol dogs cross-trained for search and rescue, narcotic detection, evidence recovery, cadaver recovery, avalanche recovery and tracking / trailing.

Terry Fleck - Author of the Canine Legal Update and Opinions

Terry is an expert in the field of canine legalities. Author of the Canine Legal Update and Opinions for supervisors & administrators and patrol, narcotic & contraband, explosive, tracking, search & rescue and accelerant dogs, Terry tracks and updates the canine industry on current case law and legal trends.

Terry teaches Canine Legal Update and Opinions seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He has taught over 28,000 canine handlers, supervisors, administrators, agency attorneys and risk managers nationwide over the last 16 years. His classes focus on canine legalities, the prevention of canine litigation and canine tactics.

Terry also studies canine tactics and develops techniques to keep canine handlers safe, utilizing their dogs to maximum tactical advantage. In addition, Terry teaches several canine tactical seminars, including Defensive Tactics for K-9 teams, Tactical High Risk K-9 Tracking, High Risk Vehicle Stops and High Risk Vehicle Assaults with a K-9 Team, Chemical Munitions Deployment with a K-9 Team and Tactical Handgun and Urban Rifle Techniques for K-9 Teams.

Experience

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  • 28 years in law enforcement.
  • 28 years as a Police Service Dog Handler and Trainer.
  • 8 years in Emergency Medical Services.

Certificates

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  • Police Canine Expert Witness, UnitedStates Federal Court.
  • California Advanced Peace Officer Standards and Training certificate.
  • California Peace Officer Standards and Training Canine Team Evaluator certificate.
  • Emergency Medical Technician I-A certificate.
  • Emergency Medical Technician Defibrillation certificate.
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support instructor.
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors Advanced Open Water Diver certificate.
  • Professional Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Training.
  • Certified Law Enforcement Instructor, Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards.
  • Law Enforcement Training Specialist Instructor Certificate.
  • Law Enforcement Training Specialist Certification Official Certificate.
  • Law Enforcement Training Specialist Master Trainer Certificate.
  • United States Police Defensive Tactics Association, Master Canine Trainer.
  • Shodan Black Belt 1st Degree, Shaolin Ch’uan Fa.
  • Nidan Black Belt 2nd Degree, Kenpo Karate Jujitsu.
  • Certified TASER Instructor, M26 Advanced TASER and TASER X26.
  • National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 and IS-800 Certificates.
  • Incident Command System (ICS) I-100, I-200, I-300, I-400, I-401 and I-402 Certificates.
  • Drug-Beat Official Agent of Certifications.
  • Connecticut Police Work Dog Association Inc. Accredited Trainer.
  • California Narcotic Canine Association Certifying Official

Training

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  • Basic and advanced Peace Officer training: 3618 hours
  • Peace Officer training includes these courses
    • Thunder Ranch
      • Defensive Handgun I. (Texas)
      • Defensive Handgun II. (Texas)
      • Defensive Handgun III. (Texas)
      • Urban Rifle. (Texas)
      • Urban Rifle II. (Texas)
      • Pistol High Intensity Tactics. (Texas)
      • Urban Rifle High Intensity Tactics. (Texas)
    • Gunsite Training Center
      • Advanced Tactics. (Arizona)
      • Tactical Carbine. (Arizona)
    • Hitman Training Systems
      • Counter Assault Tactics Instructor. (California)
      • Weapon Retention / Disarming Instructor. (California)
      • Integrated Use of Force Instructor. (California)
      • Tactical Folding Knife Instructor. (California)
  • Street Survival seminars
    • 1984 Seminar. (California)
    • 1986 Seminar. (California)
    • 1988 Seminar. (California)
    • 1990 Seminar. (California)
    • 1992 Seminar. (Nevada)
    • 1994 Seminar. (Nevada)
    • 1996 Seminar. (Nevada)
    • 1998 Seminar. (Nevada)
    • 2000 Seminar. (California)
    • 2004 Seminar.(Nevada)
  • Basic and advanced canine training: 15,479 hours
  • Canine training includes these courses:
    • Federal Aviation Administration Explosive Detector Dog.(Oklahoma)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation Multi-purpose Dog. (Tennessee)
    • California Peace Officers Standards and Training
      • Sacramento Basic Police Service Dog. (California)
      • Orange County Basic Police Service Dog. (California)
      • Sacramento Advanced Police Service Dog. (California)
      • Long Beach Advanced Police Service Dog. (California)
      • Riverside Advanced Police Service Dog. (California)
    • Law Enforcement Training Specialist
      • AdvancedScent Seminar. (Texas)
      • AdvancedScent Seminar. (Louisiana)
      • AdvancedScent Seminar. (Alabama)
      • AdvancedScent Seminar. (Texas)
    • North American Search Dog Network
      • Multi-purposeDog Seminar. (Oklahoma)
      • Multi-purposeDog Seminar. (Mississippi)
      • Multi-purposeDog Seminar. (North Carolina)
      • Multi-purposeDog Seminar. (Tennessee)
    • United States Police Canine Association
      • Boulder seminar. (Colorado)
      • Canton seminar. (Ohio)
      • Austin seminar. (Texas)
      • Mansfield seminar. (Ohio)
    • Dogs Against Drugs/Dogs Against Crime (DAD/DAC)
      • Chicago seminar.(Illinois)
      • Indianapolis seminar. (Indiana)
      • Lockhart seminar. (Texas)
      • Harvey seminar.(Illinois)
      • Huber Heights seminar. (Ohio)
      • Auburn seminar.(Alabama)
      • Asheville seminar. (North Carolina)
      • Jacksonville seminar. (Florida)
      • Clare seminar.(Michigan)
    • K-9 Academy for Law Enforcement International K-9 Conference
      • British Colombia seminar. (Canada)
      • Tempe seminar.(Arizona)
      • Tempe seminar.(Arizona)
      • Indianapolis seminar. (Indiana)
      • Las Vegas seminar. (Nevada)
      • Las Vegas seminar. (Nevada)
      • Santa Ana seminar. (California)
      • Ventura seminar.(California)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • Milwaukee seminar. (Wisconsin)
      • Austin seminar.(Texas)
      • Houston seminar.(Texas)
      • San Jose seminar. (California)
      • New London seminar. (Connecticut)
      • Waukesha seminar. (Wisconsin)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • Boulder seminar.(Colorado)
      • Sacramento seminar. (California)
      • Houston seminar.(Texas)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • Portsmouth seminar. (New Hampshire)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • Orlando seminar.(Florida)
      • New London seminar. (Connecticut)
      • Little Rock seminar. (Arkansas)
      • Yorba Linda seminar. (California)
      • Tavares seminar.(Florida)
      • Tavares seminar.(Florida)
      • British Columbia seminar. (Canada)
      • Phoenix seminar.(Arizona)
      • Orlando seminar. (Florida)
      • Phoenix seminar. (Arizona)
      • Lansing seminar. (Michigan)
      • Modesto seminar. (California)
    • North American Police Work Dog Association
      • Dayton seminar.(Ohio)
      • Reno seminar.(Nevada)
      • Lake Geneva seminar. (Wisconsin)
      • Dayton seminar.(Ohio)
      • Naperville seminar. (Illinois)
      • Perry seminar. (Florida)
    • National Narcotic Detector Dog Association
      • El Paso seminar.(Texas)
    • Idaho State Canine Association:
      • Twin Falls seminar. (Idaho)
    • National Police Canine Association
      • Tucson seminar. (Arizona)
      • Arvada seminar. (Colorado)
      • New Orlean sseminar. (Louisiana)
      • Kansas City seminar. (Missouri)
    • Utah POST:
      • TacticalDeployment Dog Workshop. (Utah)
      • TacticalDeployment Dog Workshop. (Utah)
    • Oregon Police Canine Association
      • Portlandseminar. (Oregon)
    • California Narcotic Canine Association
      • Burbank seminar.(California)
    • Washington State Police Canine Association
      • Leavenworth seminar. (Washington)
    • Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler’s Association
      • Madison seminar.(Wisconsin)
    • Kansas Police Canine Association
      • Topeka seminar.(Kansas)
    • Southern Tier Police Canine Association
      • Binghamton seminar. (New York)
    • Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center
      • Anniston seminar. (Alabama)
      • Anniston seminar. (Alabama)
    • Canine Accelerant Detection Association
      • Anniston seminar. (Alabama)
    • HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas)
      • Honolulu seminar. (Hawaii)
    • NASAR (National Associationof Search & Rescue)
      • Denver seminar. (Colorado)
      • Oakland seminar. (California)
      • Austin seminar. (Texas)
    • Police K-9 Training Institute
      • Fort Lauderdale seminar. (Florida)
    • Blackwater USA Training Center
      • K-9 Tactical Course. (North Carolina)
    • Transportation Security Administration
    • International Explosives Canine Conference. (Nevada)
    • Handler Instruction & Training Seminar
      • Orlando seminar (Florida)
    • LAWDOG seminar
      • Las Vegas seminar (Nevada)
      • Las Vegas seminar (Nevada)
    • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) courses. (California, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, Texas)
    • Avalanche Rescue Dog seminar. (California)
    • Disaster Dog seminars. (California, Nevada)
    • Search and Rescue Dog seminars. (California, Nevada)
    • Defensive Tactical Handgun courses. (Texas)
    • Canine Emergency Medical Care courses. (California)
    • Officer Safety and Field Tactics courses. (California, Nevada, Texas, Florida)
    • Tactical Operations courses. (California)
    • Canine Cadaver Search courses. (California, Colorado)
    • Canine Tracking courses. (Nevada)
    • Canine Unit Management and Supervision courses (California, Arkansas)
    • Canine Decoy seminars. (California)
    • Canine Tactical Manhunt Operations courses. (Mississippi)
    • Defensive Tactics for Canine Handler courses. (California)
    • Canine Liability seminars. (California, North Carolina)
    • Canine Team Evaluators courses. (California)
    • Narcotic Detector Dog courses. (California, Nevada, Texas)
    • TASER International
      • Las Vegas seminar. (Nevada)
    • California State Fire Marshal
      • Fire Instructor 1A. (California)
      • Fire Instructor 1B. (California)

Member

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  • Police Officer’s Research Association of California.
  • California Peace Officer’s Association.
  • Law Enforcement Training Specialists.
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
  • K-9 Academy for Law Enforcement Staff.
  • United States Police Canine Association.
  • North American Police Work Dog Association.
  • National Police Canine Association.
  • Western States Police Canine Association.
  • Canadian Police Canine Association.
  • North American Search Dog Network.
  • National Narcotic Detector Dog Association.
  • California Narcotic Canine Association.
  • Idaho State Canine Association.
  • Dogs Against Drugs / Dogs Against Crime.
  • Texas State Canine Police Association.
  • Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association.
  • Washington State Police Canine Association.
  • Oregon Police Canine Association.
  • National Tactical Officer’s Association.
  • California Association of Tactical Officers.
  • International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors.
  • National Association of Search and Rescue.
  • Wilderness Medical Society.
  • Lake Tahoe Secret Witness Board of Directors.
  • International Explosive Detector Dog Association.
  • National Criminal Enforcement Association.
  • American Council on Criminal Justice Training.
  • United States Police Defensive Tactics Association.
  • The National Center for the Study of Counter-Terrorism and CyberCrime at Norwich University (NC at NU), Forum on the Need for National Standards for Search Dogs.
  • SWGDOG(Scientific Working Group on Dog and Orthogonal Guidelines).
  • Chair, National Police Canine Association Legal Committee.
  • State of CaliforniaP.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards and Training), SWAT Operational Guidelines and Standardized Training, Committee on Specialized Functions and Supporting Resources, SWAT K-9 Teams.
  • California Narcotic Canine Association Board of Directors.
  • National Search Dog Alliance, Advisory Board
  • Perry Harris Foundation, Advisory Board
  • American Working Dogs

Instructor

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  • Officer Safety and Field Tactics for Canine Handlers.
  • Administration of Justice, Adjunct Faculty member, Lake Tahoe Community College.
  • PatrolCanine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Supervisorsand Administrators CanineLegal Update and Opinions.
  • Narcotic and Contraband Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Tracking Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Search and Rescue Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Accelerant Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Explosive Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Tactics for Canine Handlers, K-9 Academy for Law Enforcement.
  • Canine Legal Updates, Dogs Against Drugs/Dogs Against Crime.
  • Canine Legal Updates, North American Police Work Dog Association.
  • Canine Legal Updates, United States Police Canine Association.
  • Canine Legal Updates, National Police Canine Association.
  • Canine Legal Updates, K-9 Academy for Law Enforcement.
  • Canine Legal Updates, HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas).
  • Canine Legal Updates, CRPOA (California Reserve Police Officers Association).
  • Canine Legal Updates, NASAR (National Association of Search & Rescue).
  • Canine Legal Updates, CADA (Canine Accelerant Detection Association).
  • Canine Legal Updates, Police K-9 Training Institute.
  • Canine Legal Updates, Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center.
  • Canine Legal Updates, Blackwater USA Training Center.
  • Canine Legal Updates, California Narcotic Canine Association.
  • Canine Legal Updates, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
  • Canine Legal Updates, National NarcoticDetector Dog Association.
  • Defensive tactics for Canine Handlers.
  • Hitman Training Systems.
  • TASER, M26 Advanced TASER and TASER X26.
  • The Effects of the TASER X26 on Police Service Dogs, TASER 2006 Conference.
  • Tactical High Risk K-9 Team Tracking.
  • High Risk Vehicle Stops / Assaults with a K-9 Team.
  • Tactical Handgun and Urban Rifle Techniques for K-9 Teams.
  • Chemical Munitions Deployment with a K-9 Team.

Seminar Locations

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The Canine Legal Update and Opinions seminar has been taught to over 21, 000 students in:

  • Reno, Nevada.
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Morgantown, West Virginia.
  • Orlando, Florida.
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Twin Falls, Idaho.
  • Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Salinas, California.
  • Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Boulder, Colorado.
  • Modesto, California.
  • Arvada, Colorado.
  • Mansfield, Ohio.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Harker Heights, Texas.
  • Atlantic City, New Jersey.
  • Naperville, Illinois.
  • Evansville, Indiana.
  • Topeka, Kansas.
  • Portland, Oregon.
  • Carson City, Nevada.
  • Tucson, Arizona.
  • Manchester, New Hampshire.
  • Omaha, Nebraska.
  • Tavares, Florida.
  • Canton, Ohio.
  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
  • Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Houston, Texas.
  • Shawnee, Kansas.
  • Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Tempe, Arizona.
  • Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Westminster, Colorado.
  • Sacramento, California.
  • Pittsford, Vermont.
  • Chicago, Illinois.
  • Howell, Michigan.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Clare, Michigan.
  • Lockhart, Texas.
  • West Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Harvey, Illinois.
  • Huber Heights, Ohio.
  • Auburn, Alabama.
  • Santa Ana, California.
  • Ventura, California.
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Austin, Texas.
  • Houston, Texas.
  • San Jose, California.
  • New London, Connecticut.
  • Dayton, Ohio.
  • Round Rock, Texas.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Leavenworth, Washington.
  • Kansas City, Missouri.
  • St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Fairfax, Virginia.
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Yorba Linda, California.
  • Newark, New Jersey.
  • Shawnee, Oklahoma.
  • Oakland, California.
  • Binghamton, New York.
  • Concord, New Hampshire.
  • Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • EdenPrairie, Minnesota.
  • Vancouver, Washington.
  • Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Roseville, California.
  • Lansing, Michigan.
  • SanDiego, California.
  • FortLauderdale, Florida.
  • Anniston, Alabama.
  • Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
  • Reidsville, North Carolina.
  • Bartsow, California.
  • Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Seattle, Washington.
  • Santa Cruz, California.
  • Northfolk, Virginia.
  • Chula Vista, California
  • Lubbock, Texas
  • Bismarck, North Dakota
  • Frederick, Maryland
  • Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Davis, California
  • Boise, Idaho
  • Duluth, Minnesota
  • Deptford, New Jersey
  • Perry, Florida
  • Austin, Texas
  • Irving, Texas
  • Cottage Grove, Oregon
  • Burbank, California
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Hayward, California
  • Santa Clara, California
  • Paso Robles, California
  • Palm Beach, Florida
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Glassboro, New Jersey
  • Garden City, Michigan
  • Fruita, Colorado
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Ocala, Florida
  • Hartford, Connecticut
  • Denver, Colorado
  • Moundsville, West Virginia
  • Anderson, Indiana
  • Clovis, California
  • Pittsfield, Massachusetts
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Winchester, Kentucky
  • Caldwell, Idaho
  • Wayne, New Jersey
  • La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Bel Air, Maryland
  • Marysville, Ohio
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bossier City, Louisiana
  • Byron, Georgia
  • Woodland, California

Officer CEU

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The Canine Legal Update and Opinions Seminar has been approved for continuing education in:

  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • North Dakota
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Attorney CEU

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The Canine Legal Update and Opinions Seminar has been approved for attorney education in

  • Illinois

Author

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  • The “Alert” Versus the “Final Response” in Detector Dogs
  • Articles in the National Police CanineAssociation Newsletter.
  • Articles in the Canadian Police Canine Association Quarterly Journal.
  • Articles in the Western States Police Canine Association Journal.
  • Articles in the Texas State Canine Police Association Journal.
  • Articles in the Law Enforcement Training Specialists Canine Training Manual.
  • Articles in the International Police K-9 Conference Training Manual.
  • Patrol Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Supervisors and Administrators Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Narcotic and Contraband Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Tracking Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Search and Rescue Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Accelerant Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Explosive Canine Legal Update and Opinions.
  • Articles in “The Alert”, the California Narcotic Canine Association Journal.
  • Utah Peace OfficersStandards and Training, Canine Legal Updates.
  • Articles in the “Law Enforcement Executive Forum”.
  • Articles in the “Drugbeat News”.
  • Articles the ALECA (Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association) Newsline.
  • Articles in the Law Enforcement Training Specialist Advanced Narcotics Manual.
  • Articles in the “Canine Courier”, The United States Police Canine Association Journal.
  • Articles in the Dogs Against Crime / Dogs Against Drugs Journal.
  • Articles in the North American Police Work Dog Association Journal.
  • Articles in the Police K-9 Magazine.
  • Articles in the Life on the Edge, National Criminal Enforcement Association Magazine.
  • Articles in theWisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association Magazine.
  • Articles in the Ohio Law Enforcement K9 Association Newsletter.
  • Articles in the Law Officer Magazine.
  • Articles in the Forensic Magazine.
  • Articles in the International Police Work Dog Association Journal.
  • Articles in the Nebraska Police Canine Association Newsletter.
  • The Effects of the TASER X26 on Police Service Dogs.
  • Training, Certification and Reliability of Police Dogs.
  • Police Service Dogs, Asset or Liability?
  • Hand Gun Mounted Lights for Canine Handlers.
  • Articles in the North American Search Dog Network Newsletter.
  • Articles in Buzzards and Butterflies, Human Remains Detection Dogs.
  • Accidental / Unintentional Police Service Dog Bites and Their Relationship to Fourth Amendment Liability.
  • Articles in the Utah Peace Officer Magazine
  • Verbal Recall and Verbal Out for Patrol Dogs
  • Searching Passengers of a Vehicle, Based Upon a Positive K-9 Alert.
  • FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act) and the K-9 Handler.
  • Canine (K-9) Assigned Vehicles.
  • Police Service Dogs are not ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)Dogs.
  • States with Laws or Codes to Protect Police Service Dogs from Assault, Battery or Death.
  • Homeowner’s Insurance for Police Service Dogs.
  • Possession of Contraband for K-9 Training Purposes.
  • Cadaver Dog’s Alert as Reasonable Suspicion, not Probable Cause.
  • K-9 Handlers as the K-9 Expert of Their Dog.
  • Police Service Dogs Killed in an Over-heated Vehicle
  • Networking Within the K-9 Industry
  • Agency Liability Issues for Law Enforcement K-9
  • Patrol K-9 Legality Issues
  • Ground Fighting with a Police Service Dog (K-9)
  • SWG DOG (Scientific Working Group on Dog &Orthogonal Detector Guidelines)
  • Verbal Recall and Verbal Out for Patrol Dogs; Police Dogs Are Not Deadly Force
  • K-9 (Canine) Public Demonstrations

Awards

  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Bronze Medal of Valor, 1993.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Bronze Medal of Valor, 2005.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Sheriff of the Year, 1996.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Certificate of Commendation, 1989.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Certificate of Commendation, 1993.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Certificate of Commendation, 1994.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Letter of Commendation, 1992.
  • The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, Letter of Commendation, 1995.
  • The El Dorado County, Most Dedicated Employee, 1992.
  • The Washoe County Sheriff’s Department Meritorious Service Award.
  • Ventura County Police and Sheriff’s Academy, Outstanding Cadet, Class 1977-3.
  • The American Society for Industrial Security, Peace Officer of the Year, 1993.
  • The American Legion, Peace Officer of the Year, 1995.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Peace Officer of the Year, 1997.
  • The Ben Ali, Peace Officers Certificate of Excellence, 1998.
  • The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Peace Officer of the Year, 1999.
  • National Criminal Enforcement Association K-9 “Sonja” Award, 2008.
  • California Narcotic Canine Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • The Law Dog Company of Heroes Award, 2009