MEET THE OWNER:
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Officer: 2003-present
K9 Officer: 2004-present
Narcotic/Patrol German Shepherd (K9 Kane) 2004-2010
Narcotic/Patrol Cross (K9 Niko) 2010-2017
Narcotic/Patrol Malinois (K9 Creed) 2017-present
NAPWDA member: 2004-present
Certified as Professional Decoy: 2004
Matt is a 15-year Law Enforcement veteran for the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department. Matt became a Corporal in 2008 and has spent the last 14-years as a K9 handler. He has worked three police service dogs and is currently deployed on the street with his partner K9 Creed. Matt works and assists the FBI, DEA and US Marshals on narcotic investigations and wanted fugitives.
In 2004, Matt became a certified professional K9 Decoy and since then has travelled the country helping handlers and K9's reach their apex. Matt believes in pushing K9 teams to new levels and has developed techniques to enhance ground fighting.
Matt is a current member of the North American Police Working Dog Association and working towards his Trainer status.
MEET THE OWNER:
Joe is a 20 year Law Enforcement veteran for the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.
Joe has spent the last 17 years as a K9 handler. He has worked three police service dogs and is currently working with a German Shepherd named K9 Hilo that he has trained in narcotics/patrol.
Joe has been a member of the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) since 2002.
Joe became a Trainer in 2007 and a Master Trainer in 2011. He is a NAPWDA certified Master Trainer in Patrol and Narcotics. Joe has assisted numerous agencies in NAPWDA certifications and training all over the US.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Officer: 2000-present
K9 Officer: 2002-present
Explosive/Patrol - German Shepherd (K9 Flip) 2002-2008
Narcotic/Patrol - Dutch Shepherd (K9 Chase) 2008-2017
Narcotic/Patrol - German Shepherd (K9 Hilo) 2017-present
NAPWDA member: 2002-present
NAPWDA Trainer: 2007-2011
NAPWDA Master Trainer: 2011-present
Certified as Professional Decoy: 2003
Currently doing monthly maintenance training for 18 dual purpose narcotic/patrol & explosive/patrol K9s