Canines in the Courtroom – Palatka, FL

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  • Canines in the Courtroom - Palatka, FL
    May 9, 2022
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Bulletproofing your Drug Dog Cases
Get the latest US Supreme Court Decisions And Legal Updates

Where: St. Johns River State College – 5001 St. Johns Ave, Palatka FL 32177 – Classroom S-203
When: Monday May 9th, 2022 class hours (0800 to 1700) (registration/check-in at 0730 hrs)
Cost: $179.00 per person
Contact: Jeff Barrett (863) 529-5113
Instructors: Deputy Sheriff (ret), Andy Weiman and Prosecuting Attorney, Ted Daus
Host: Putnam County Sheriff’s Office: Deputy Sheriff Jim Sharp EMAIL:

HITS Training & Consulting is hosting a one day training course for all Law Enforcement Drug Dog Teams. This 8 hour course is designed specifically to enhance your skills at articulating necessary facts which are important to showing K9 reliability during court proceedings. Expert witness and seasoned K9 handler, Andy Weiman from the Broward County Sheriff’s office has developed this course as a way to make each handler a winner in the courtroom. Bulletproofing your drug dog cases is a skill that can be learned, just like handling your police dog. Andy will walk you through each critical selling point that makes your drug dog cases much stronger in the courtroom.

Short Bio for: Ted Daus was a prosecutor in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been a prosecutor for the past 29 ½ years, the last 25 of which he has been assigned to the Drug Trafficking Unit. He has extensive experience as a lecturer on K-9 search and seizure. He lectures regularly all across the country to National Canine Organizations such as U.S.P.C.A., N.P.C.A. & N.A.P.W.D.A. He taught law school for 8 years as an adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern School of Law. Ted was also counsel of record for the two United States Supreme Court Cases K9 cases: Florida vs. Harris and Florida vs. Jardines. Ted helps organize and run HITS, the nation’s most successful national police K9 conference.

Our Instructors will cover the essentials of K-9 learning theory so that each K-9 Handler has a clearer understanding of why and how their dog consistently performs every time he locates drug odors. This type of information is vital to a police K-9 Handler. When trying to convince a judge, a jury and a prosecutor that your trained police dog’s alert is probable cause for a warrantless search, training records are vital. Every K-9 Handler must learn how to articulately convey how and why they are certain that their dog is well trained and reliable. Our class provides each student with this critical information.

The best dog training techniques in the world won’t win a conviction in court if it’s not properly documented and presented. Learn from the experts what drug dog record keeping really means and how to present it to your prosecutors and the courts as proof of your dog’s reliability. HITS Training & Consulting instructors will discuss the latest legal updates affecting police drug dogs.

The topics taught in this class are some of the most valuable tools a Drug Dog Handler can have in his arsenal. More cases are lost because of the inability of the Handler to adequately demonstrate that the performance of his Police Dog rises to the level of Probable Cause. Come train with us and don’t let all your hard work go down the drain.

Jeff Barrett
National Director for Field Training Operations

Make checks payable to: HITS Training & Consulting

Mail to: 303 Kerneywood Street, Lakeland, Florida 33803
CALL (863-529-5113)

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