Resume: Terry Shoenbach
Beach Haven Gardens, N.J. 08008
Phone: (609) 492-5029
*Owner and director of training of K-9 Academy LLC since 1970. (K-9 Academy LLC is a school for police and civilian dog training.)
*Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education and Psychology.
*Special Education Teacher Consultant for Wyandotte, Mi. Public Schools from 1968 to 1994. (Retired 1994)
*Special Operations Police K-9 Handler for Van Buren Township Police Dept. from 1972 to 2004. (Retired 6-2004) During career as Police K-9 Officer, trained, handled and certified 5 police dogs for Van Buren Twp. Police Dept.
*Currently handling a certified (International Police Work Dog Association) “Explosive Detection Dog” (Jury) Have had numerous real world deployments with Jury. Have searched and cleared many schools, businesses and provided security for government officials.
*Have conducted over 4,500 real world police canine cases with my tenure for Van Buren Twp. Police Dept.
*Have trained and certified over 150 police k-9 teams for numerous police departments in the U.S. and Canada.
*In the past two years have trained and certified 10 explosive detection dogs- all working for various police, fire and hospital agencies.
*Upon retirement in June, 2004: Supervising and providing weekly, ongoing, documented maintenance training for 55 police dogs and their handlers.
*Have attended and /or instructed at hundreds of local, state and national police k-9 seminars in the U.S. and Canada.
*My k-9 partner (Gator) and myself have twice been awarded “Police Officer of the Year” by Van Buren Twp. Police Dept. (1994 / 1996) This award was voted on by all the members of the department.
*Have received many departmental commendations and awards from Van Buren Twp. Police Dept. and the Michigan Legislature.
*Expert witness in District, Circuit and Federal Courts.
*Assisted hundreds of local police depts. (as well as) the Mich. State Police, Western Wayne Narcotics Task Force, OMNI, DEA, IRS, U.S. Customs, FBI, ATF, Homeland Security Dept., Secret Service and other Federal Agencies.
*Recently trained, certified and placed in service the first two K-9 Units for the ATF Special Response Teams (Detroit, Mi. and Dallas, Texas) in the U.S. Just finished (4-’06) training two more ATF / SRT dogs at The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick , Georgia. (Los Angeles and Washington D.C.) Scheduled to train one more at end of 2006.
*Developed, trained, certified and implemented program for Hospital and Emergency Room Security K-9 Units. K-9 Teams are trained and nationally certified in: Bomb and Weapons Detection, Building Searches, Crowd Control and Therapy. (St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mi., and Foote Hospital in Jackson, Mi.)
*Past member of the “North American Police Work Dog Association” and the “International Police Work Dog Association”
*Past member of the “United States Police Canine Assoc.” and “Dogs Against Drugs/ Dogs Against Crime”
*Achieved American & Canadian Tracking titles & Tracking Dog Excellent Titles.
*Achieved Obedience titles American Kennel Club.
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