I wanted to share this experience with you and also help other handlers understand the importance of training. It’s especially important to try and train in scenarios which you think you may use in the real world. This parcel interdiction will change the way I train on a regular basis. This has been a great experience for us and we learned important lesson in how to train using different methods.
About The Author:
Chris Watkins started his law enforcement career as a police officer in our Nation’s Capital before moving his family west. In DC he worked with the Major Narcotics Unit as well as performing undercover assignments in the Street Robbery Unit. In his new location he was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit with the majority of his duties encompassing narcotics investigations and doing more undercover work. Currently he’s assigned as a K-9 handler for his agency. He’s an active member of the USPCA, FOP and FAAM.