Mike Kmiecki is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement, and an Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board Certified Canine Officer, with 15-years of experience handling police service dogs. He has handled two-police service dogs, both trained in Patrol, Narcotic-contraband Detection, and Human Remains Detection. He and his current canine partner are assigned to a multi-jurisdictional mobile field force police service dog team. He has been a lead police service dog legal instructor for the past 8-years and authored the Illinois Police Service Dog Resource Guide: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for Administrators, Supervisors, and Handlers.
Mike has published police service dog resource articles and is the former Chairman of the Legal Advisory Committee for Illinois Law Enforcement Canine Association. He prepared a subject matter expert witness report defending a local police service dog team and municipality in federal district court.
In addition to teaching 500 new and in-service police service dog handlers, supervisor and administrators; Mike was the lead Canine Unit Operations and Animal Abuse/Cruelty instructor at the College of DuPage Suburban Law Enforcement Academy. He is an Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Certified Instructor in the following disciplines:
- Use of Force
- PPCT Defensive Tactics
- Firearms and handcuffing.
He is also an authorized In-house Instructor for Use of Force with the Northeast Multi-Regional Training.
Additionally, he is certified as a non-lethal training ammunition instructor/certified safety officer and Below 100 instructor. He served as the Chapter President of the Metropolitan Alliance of Police #114, currently, serve as a designated Officer In Charge, and is a former Law Enforcement Explorer.
Mike attended Columbia College – Missouri, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Elgin Community College, and the College of DuPage. He was inducted as a lifelong member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda for excellence in scholarship for adult higher education.