Course Length: 2 Minutes
Meet your Instructor
Director of Training at National Dangerous Animal Task Force
Jim has been regarded as one of the foremost experts in the country today in canine encounters and less lethal technology towards animals. With over 39 years in Public Safety, He has trained officers throughout the United States at the Local, State and Federal levels of Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Firefighters and EMS personnel. He’s worked in the field of Public Safety since 1979; I had titles such as Certified Animal Control Officer, Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, Deputy Marshall, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Humane Law Enforcement Officer, Inspector, Investigator, Police Dispatcher and Special Deputy Sheriff. Jim has written several articles and also two books, “Surviving the Canine Encounter” and “A Guidebook to Investigating Animal Cruelty”, he’s working on his third book, “Hand to Paw Combat”. He’s also been called in as an Expert Witness for various cities, county, state and federal government agencies. He’s received several recognitions from various agencies in his assistance for such incidents during the September 11, 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City, Florida Hurricanes in 2004, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, California Wildfires in 2016, Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and Hurricane Florence in 2018. Jim served in the United States Army, receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1986. In 2000 he received a Certificate of Recognition from the Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen for his service during the period of the Cold War (2 September 1945 – 26 December 1991) in promoting peace and stability for the United States. He is also a member of the National Disaster Animal Response Team (NDART), National Illegal Animal Fighting Task Force (NIAFTF), International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Canine Encounter Training Committee. His training methods have been accredited by numerous law enforcement agencies across the United States. Many of these departments and associations have rated his training methods number #1 for all animal control and law enforcement officers across the United States.