MEET THE OWNER:
Joe has been in Law Enforcement for over 20 years and works for the Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department.
Joe has spent the last 18 years as a K9 handler. He has worked three police service dogs and is currently working with a German Shepherd Dog named K9 Hilo that he has trained in narcotics/patrol.
Joe has been a member of the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) since 2002.
Joe became a Trainer in 2007 and a Master Trainer in 2011. He is a NAPWDA certified Master Trainer in Patrol and Narcotics. Joe has assisted numerous agencies in NAPWDA certifications and training all over the US.
Pocono Mountain Regional Police Officer: 2000-present
K9 Officer: 2002-present
Explosive/Patrol - German Shepherd (K9 Flip) 2002-2008
Narcotic/Patrol - Dutch Shepherd (K9 Chase) 2008-2017
Narcotic/Patrol - German Shepherd (K9 Hilo) 2017-present
NAPWDA member: 2002-present
NAPWDA Trainer: 2007-2011
NAPWDA Master Trainer: 2011-present
Certified as Professional Decoy: 2003
Currently doing monthly maintenance training for 18 dual purpose narcotic/patrol & explosive/patrol K9s