For decades Mike Watkins has been training K9's to fit all our Peace Officer's needs. His Intense Law Enforcement Program has helped develop a program that provides a k9 partner that is reliable to work the streets.
Our k9's are put to the test and pass. No matter the setting. Public schools, urban streets, thick forests, open fields, empty or crowded dwellings, our K9's are ready, willing and able to do the job.
Mike is an OPOTA Certified K9 Trainer and his training Program is approved by OPOTA.
In 2011 Mike took a course to become an OPOTA Certified Bomb Dog Handler and was a handler for the LCSO Bomb Dog K9 and was appointed a Special Deputy for the LCSO.
He has studied and trained with:
THE FEDERAL POLICE OF BRAZIL, THE SPECIAL FORCES and Numerous POLICEK9 trainers in The United States, The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium.
In 2007 Mike started training for the Lorain County Sheriff's Office. He started problem solving for K9s that were currently at the Sheriff's Office. He made the LCSO K9 program his top priority. Currently, all the K9's and K9 officers working at the Sheriff's Office have been trained by Mike. He does not give you a dog and a leash and wish you luck. He dedicates his time and knowledge to make sure the K9 and officer become the best team they can be. Each team is unique and his training allows for that. Mike stands by his training and his K9's.
Scott Holmes joined our team in 2015. He has been instrumental in helping us develop our K9 Law Enforcement Program.
Scott is educated in all aspects of K9 certification and has received Officer of the Year, Meritorious Commendations, and Life Saving Awards.