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Sergeant Doug Roller (Retired)

Retired Sergeant II + I Douglas Roller
Former Chief Trainer Metropolitan Division K9 Platoon
Los Angeles Police Department

661.857.2408
Email – Offleashtrainer@aol.com
Web Site – http://www.tacticalk-9.com

Sergeant Doug Roller was the Chief Trainer for the Los Angeles Police Departments (LAPD) K-9 Platoon, Metropolitan Division for 17 years, until he recently retired in March of 2013.  He is a nationally recognized expert in K-9 tactics, perimeter containments and search techniques, with over 6,500 K-9 deployments. Doug had been a member of the LAPD since 1982. In his over 30 years of service Doug has been assigned to the K-9 Platoon Division for 25 years.  He was a handler and Assistant Trainer for over 7 years and captured over 400 suspects with his assigned canine during that time.  Doug oversaw all aspects of K9 training, maintenance and K9 selection for the LAPD K9 Platoon.  Their Platoon maintained one of, if not the highest find ratio in the nation (52 to 55 %).  Sergeant Roller is a court qualified K9 expert and has testified in numerous K9 litigation cases.

He has also worked numerous patrol divisions, including the OIC for the Rampart CRASH Unit, Complaint Investigation Units and has received numerous unit commendations and LAPD’s Bravery Under Fire Medal.

In 2010 Doug started his company “Tactical K9 LLC.” He is the owner and CEO.  His company has conducted countless seminars throughout North and South America as well as Asia, instructing on Perimeter Containments, Search Team Tactics and proper E-collar use (Off-Leash Control).  Doug is also a California POST Certified AICC Instructor.  He has conducted over 50 E-collar Workshops since the company was established.  Tactical K9 has contracted with all branches of the military as well as some of the Special Forces Units.  Tactical K9 LLC is qualified for military contracts with current CAGE and Dunn Nos.

Experience

• Over 30 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer.

• 19 years as a Los Angeles Police Sergeant.

• 17 years as Chief Trainer, 4 years as Assistant K9 Trainer.

• 7 years as a K9 Handler.

• Apprehended in excess of 400 suspects during assigned K9 searches.

• Assisted in the physical apprehension of over 1,500 suspects while assisting on K9 searches.

• Assisted and managed in excess of 6,500 K9 searches.

• Personally trained and certified in excess of 300 Police Service Dogs.

• Assisted training in excess of 1,500 Police Service Dog Teams.

• Successfully implemented the Los Angeles Police Departments Find & Bark Policy for K9 Deployments.

• Developed K9 Directed Deployment Protocols for K9 / SWAT Criteria.

• Testified numerous times in Civil and Federal Court as a K9 and Use of Force Expert (voir dire in Civil and Federal Courts)

• Retained by numerous Southern California Attorneys for advice and representation for ongoing litigation.

• Conducted hundreds of Police K9 demonstrations and lectures on the use of the Police Service Dog.

• Been personally involved in several Officer Involved Shootings (not litigated).

• Officer In Charge of Rampart Gang Unit.

• Officer In Charge of Complaint Investigation Unit.

• Instructed in excess of 1,500 officers in K9 search tactics and perimeter containments for the Los Angeles Police Department.

• Instructed in excess of 2,000 Law Enforcement and Military personnel in K9 Behavior, Problem Solving, E-collar work, High-Risk K9 searches, and Perimeter Containment and K9 SWAT applications.

• Conducted over 70 E-Collar Workshops for Police and Military canine handlers throughout the world.

Accomplishments

• Maintaining K9 Platoon find ratio in excess of 50% for the past 10 years, with a bite ratio below 25%.

• Successfully testified numerous times in Civil and Federal Courts as a K9 Expert never losing a case.

• Developing the Departments first “Gun Detection” program with single purpose canines utilizing off-leash search techniques.

• Certified California POST AICC Instructor (No. 1850 – 21705).

• Certified for military contracts with current CAGE and Dunn Numbers.

• Instructor for the Los Angeles Police Canine Association annual Police K-9 Seminar

• Board member for the Los Angeles Police Canine Association

• Instructor for Dogs Against Drugs Dogs Against Crime (DADAC) Organization.

• Instructor for the Police K9 Magazine annual HITS Seminar and author of several writings and periodicals for the magazine.

• Associate Editor for the Police K9 Magazine.

• Instructed (current trainer – 2010) for Gallup New Mexico K9 Unit, certified same in patrol and narcotics detection.

• Instructed (current trainer – 2013) for Paterson New Jersey Police Departments K9 Unit.

• Instructed for the Omaha Police Department, assisting in their development of high risk search tactics, perimeter containments, and off-leash K9 search tactics.

• Judged in several K9 Competitions throughout the nation.

• Assisted in developing the Los Angeles Police Departments first Tracking & Trailing Program.

• Assisted in a successful presentation for “K9 Hazard Pay” to the Los Angeles Police Departments Police Commission.

• Written and published numerous periodicals related to canine training and search tactics.

• Owner and CEO of Tactical K9 LLC (www.tacticalk-9.com)

• Assisted in developing the Los Angeles Police Departments K9 Manual.

• Received in excess of 100 Police Commendations for outstanding work.

• Received several Police Meritorious Unit Citations for Outstanding Work.

• Received Police Medal for Bravery under fire.

OFFICER JEFF MILLER

Jeff Miller has 21 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles Police Department. Jeff has worked the Los Angeles Police Departments Metropolitan K-9 unit for the past 12 years where he has been an Assistant Trainer for the past 5 years. He is a recognized expert in K9 search team tactics, perimeter command and control, and off leash K9 search techniques. Jeff’s responsibilities include the selection and training of new canines as well as new K9 handlers. Jeff is also responsible for training and problem solving for all in service certified K9 teams. Jeff is a certified detection trainer and oversees the Los Angeles Police Department’s Gun Detection Program. Jeff is an active K9 Handler, assigned both a patrol and detection canine. Jeff has worked other divisions within the Los Angeles Police Department, where he was assigned special problem units and a CRASH gang unit. In these assignments, he has been commended for outstanding police work and tactics.

Jeff has attended numerous advanced K-9 trainer’s schools and seminars as a handler and an instructor. Jeff has instructed other officers as well as other departments in search team tactics, perimeter command and control, and K-9 problem solving for tactical searches and detection. Jeff is a California POST Certified Instructor. Below is a list of his experience and accomplishments.

Experience

21 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer

12 years as a K9 Handler for LAPD Metro K9

5 years as an Assistant Trainer for LAPD Metro K9, training new dogs as well as new handlers in K9 operations

Personally trained and certified four assigned Patrol dogs

Conducted over 1,000 K9 searches including high risk SWAT Operations

Personally involved with the training and certification of all Los Angeles Police Departments K9 Patrol dogs and K9 Handlers

Conducted numerous Divisional Training days, including classroom and practical, for LAPD and outside agencies

Provided a three day tactical K9 seminar, including classroom and practical, for ITOA (Illinois Tactical Officers Association)

Have handled hundreds of command post operations for major events including officer involved shootings and SWAT operations

Personally train all Gun Detection Dogs starting with imprinting odor through full certification

Personally train all new detection handlers

Testified in State and Federal Court on K9 operations for criminal and civil litigation

Worked Southwest Los Angeles Gang Unit for 5 years testifying as a Department Gang Expert

Worked Special Problems Unit handling high profile divisional crimes

Worked as a Training Officer for new police officers as well as new gang officers

Accomplishments

Currently an Assistant Squad Leader and Assistant Trainer for Metro K9 maintaining s find ratio in excess of 50%

Successful in problem solving both Patrol Dogs and Detection Dogs

Successful in the instruction of new LAPD K9 handlers in the use of the E-collar and tactical search patterns

Instrumental in the development of the Los Angeles Police Departments “Gun Detection” program

Worked the first Gun Detection K9 for Metropolitan Division, maintaining a find ratio in excess of 40%

Developed off leash search and detection techniques with the “Gun Detection dogs” against advice of accomplished trainers

Certified California POST AICC Instructor

Certified Detection Trainer

Currently the “Gun Detection Dog Coordinator” for the Los Angeles Police K9 Platoon. Overseeing all Training and operations

Have instructed for the Los Angeles Police Canine Association (LAPCA), as well as other K9 seminars, for patrol and detection

Have received countless police commendations for tactics as an Officer and K9 Handler

SERGEANT TIM ANDERSON (Retired)

Tim Anderson is a retired Sergeant II from the Los Angeles Police Department where he spent 28 ½ years on active duty. In addition to his patrol time as an officer and supervisor, he spent 16 years in Metropolitan Division as a Police Officer with the Special Weapons and Tactics Team [SWAT] and a Tactical Operations Supervisor with the K-9 platoon. During the 10 years he spent with the K-9 platoon, Tim was instrumental in developing and implementing the first major interagency canine training event sponsored by LAPD and the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association. Held in May 1998, the event hosted thirteen departments and trained almost 80 canine handlers and tactical officers. In addition to his interest in training, Tim has testified in numerous K-9 litigation cases in both Superior and Federal courts. In addition to Metropolitan Division, he has held assignments as a supervisor with the department’s Anti-Terrorist Division, Watch Commander – West Bureau CRASH, In-Service Tactics Unit supervisor – Training Division, Assistant Watch Commander – Hollywood Patrol Division, OIC – Southwest Division Special Problems Unit, and the Training Division representative on the Department’s Use of Force Review Board. During his tour with the K-9 Platoon he was awarded the Police Medal for bravery under fire.

In addition to the Los Angeles Police Department, Tim has 30 years of military service and retired in 1997 as Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. During his Marine Corps career, he completed tours as the Commanding Officer of two separate Battalions, G-3 (Operations) 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade, G-3 (Operations) and Chief of Staff, Reserve Marine Air Ground Task Force Pacific, and Chief of the Rear Operations Group (RAOG), First Marine Expeditionary Force. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Arts and a Master Degree, he is a graduate of the United States Army War College.

Prior this his retirement from LAPD, Tim joined forces with a Commander and a Captain on the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and developed a course of instruction entitled “Tactical Science”. The focus of the course is to introduce its students to the fundamental doctrinal principles from which tactics are derived. It defines and describes time honored concepts such as tempo, initiative, density, deconfliction, fog and friction and their impact on the successful resolution for tactical operations of all types. Methods for conducting a terrain analysis, envisioning and achieving an end state, developing and employing asymmetric strategies, and building an effective tactical response are also covered. To date they have taught over 1500 students from departments throughout the United States. Graduates have included civilian and sworn personnel from many agencies in the Emergency Management and Disaster Response community. Representatives from the Singapore Police Department and a Belgium counter terrorist organization have also attended.

SERGEANT MIKE GOOSBY

SERGEANT II + I Michael Goosby
Chief Trainer – Metropolitan Division K9 Platoon
Los Angeles Police Department

Mike has 25 years of law enforcement experience with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), where he is currently assigned as the Chief Trainer for the Metropolitan Division K9 Platoon. He is a nationally recognized expert in K9 Tactics, Perimeter Containments, Command Post Operations (command and control), as well as off leash K9 search techniques. Mike oversees all aspects of K9 training, maintenance, and K9 selection for the LAPD K9 Platoon. Their Platoon maintains one of the highest find ratios in the nation (60 to 65 %).
Mike has also worked and supervised other divisions  /units within the LAPD, including patrol, narcotics, C.R.A.S.H., Vice, Safer Cities Initiative, Community Relations, and the Community Law Enforcement and Recovery (CLEAR) unit.  Mike conducts numerous seminars / classes throughout North America, instructing on the proper use of the E-Collar (off leash control), K9 Search Team Tactics, Perimeter Containments, Command Post Operations, and Multi Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC).

Experience

25 years as a Los Angeles Police Officer
7 years as a Los Angeles Police Sergeant
8 years as an Assistant K9 Trainer
11 years as a K9 Handler
Apprehended in excess of 300 suspects during K9 searches
Coordinated, conducted, or participated in over 2000 K9 or K9 / SWAT search operations
Selects and certifies PSDs for the Los Angeles Police Department, and other Law Enforcement Agencies
Tested and Selected PSDs on K9 procurement assignments in Holland, Belgium, and Germany
Court Qualified K9 expert
Certified POST AICC Instructor
MACTAC Instructor

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