U S K 9  U N L I M I T E D


As president and owner of USK9, I have trained and assisted hundreds of dog teams throughout the world to ensure they meet or surpass the industry requirements set forth by the NNDDA, USPCA, LETS, and the NPCA. I am internationally known for my rigorous standards and meticulous training programs. The dogs I train perform with incomparable quality, reliability, endurance, and accuracy.

Accomplishments of canines trained at USK9 to date:

Apprehensions: 45,667
Cash Recovered: $295,650,837
Marijuana Recovered: 1,999,898.5 lbs.
Cocaine Recovered: 17,423lbs
Methamphetamine Recovered: 13,587 lbs.
Crack Recovered: 5,604.34 lbs.
Heroin Recovered: 1,124.34 lbs.
Misc. Pills: 22,000+
XTC Recovered: 625.9 lbs.
Felony Arrests: 5,220
Primary Arrests: 11,545
Terrorist Arrests: 18
False Compartments: 2746

2016 Seminar Instructor
• Decoy and Aggression Seminar May 10th – Kaplan, LA
  2016 USPCA Regional Trials Dominated by USK9’s Teams
  1st Place Patrol: Patrol K9, Obedience, Criminal Apprehension, Scent Work, Agility
  2nd Place Patrol: Agility
  3rd Place Patrol: Obedience, Scent Work
  1st Place Narcotics: TOP DOG AWARD, Narcotics Detection K9, Indoor & Outdoor Search
  Bomb Detection: 1st Place Indoor Search, 3rd Place Parcel Search
  2015 United States Police Canine Association USPCA
• USPCA 2015 National Competition Dominated by US K9’s Teams:
• 17 out of 20 top teams USK9
2014 United States Police Canine Association USPCA Certified Judge
• USPCA 2014 National Competition Best Team in the Nation!
  “TOP DOG AWARD”; “TOM LARSEN AWARD”; 1st Place Scent Work; 1st Place Criminal Apprehension; 1st Place Agility
• USPCA 2013 National Competition Dominated by USK9’s Teams:
  1st Place Overall; 1st Place Department Team; 1st Place Indoor Search; 1st Place Vehicle
Search; 2nd Place Overall; 2nd Place Department Team; 2nd Place Vehicle Search; 2nd Place
  Indoor Search; 3rd Place Overall; 3rd Place Department Team; 3rd Place Vehicle Search;
4th Place Vehicle Search; 4th Place Room Search; 5th Place Overall; Sportsmanship Award
• USPCA 2013 Regional Trials Dominated by USK9’s Teams:
1st Place Patrol; 1st Place Overall Narcotics; 1st Place Rookie Dog Team; 1st Place
Department Team Narcotics; 1st Place Evidence Search; 1st Place Indoor Search;
1st Place Outdoor Search; 1st Place Obedience; 2nd Place Agility; 3rd Place Obedience;
3rd Place Patrol.

Media 2014:
WJOB 1230 Radio
008 Magazine Contributing Agent
NBC Universal
Sun Herald News
Media/Publication Interviews 2013:
KATC Acadiana News TV Channel 3
KLFY Acadiana News TV Channel 10
ABC World News
KPEL 96.5 FM Radio Ken Romero Morning Show
Louisiana Radio Network
WICC 600 Life Changes with Mariette; Kmar Educational Services
Acadiana Profile Magazine
008 Magazine Lafayette, LA
Abbeville Meridional

Work Experience /Accomplishments (2005 – present)
• President, USK9 Dog Training Academy
• Events Judge:
  St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Narcotics Detection 1st Annual Competition to benefit
  Jeremy Trich, March 2013
  United States Police Canine Association 2010 Region 10 Canine Field Trials
  USPCA Make Up Trials, Morganza, LA 2010
  USPCA Region 10 Trials, Zachary, LA 2010
  USPCA Region 26 Trials, Richland, MS 2011
  USPCA Region 10 Trials, Ponchatoula, LA 2011
  USPCA Region 10 Trials, Baton Rouge, LA 2014
Explosive Course with Safety Environmental & Operational Training, Inc. – Certified with State
Police/State of Louisiana for Explosive Handling
• Expert Witness: Police Service Dogs/Various State and Federal courts cases
• Full–Time Commissioned Officer/K9 Handler, Kaplan Police Department
• Cooperative researcher, Louisiana State University on establishing termite detection protocols
• Canine Consultant/Trainer, State of Georgia Special Operations Division (Fugitive Squad);
Trained 90 Narcotic/Explosive & Tracker dog teams
• Trainer/Member/Sponsor Desert Snow/Black Asphalt Interdiction with Homeland Security
Approved training
• Training Director for Angola State Penitentiary/CSI Law Enforcement K9 Training Seminar
• Consultant: Wayne Black & Associates
• Consultant: Soppelsa International
• 2010 LACDL Seminar – Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
• Professional decoy tester for Hard Dogs Requisites Police Service Dog Equipment
• 2009 ATF Seminar; Introduction to Explosives; Information on IEDs
• University of Louisiana Explosives-dog Searches for Football games
• Consultant: magazine publication “008” for private sector answers to canine problems

Work Experience/Accomplishments (2000 – 2005)
• President, USK9 Dog Training Academy
• Awards/Canine Training Specialist Positions
Elected as a certifying official for the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association –
N.N.D.D.A. - in the areas of: Narcotic/Explosive Detection, Cadaver Recovery, and Patrol
Elected as a Law Enforcement Training Specialist Advisor and Certifying Official to
the Board of Regents for the L.E.T.S. Organization
1st Place: National Police Olympics competition for Police Service dogs as a fully
commissioned Officer with in-service canine “Ripp” (Belgian Malinois)/placed first
out of 432 competitors
Worked and assisted detection teams for Department of Energy for the United States Government
Canine Consultant/Trainer for the State of Georgia Special Operations Division;
Assisted 45 dog teams in Narcotic/Explosive Detection
Certified in Explosives Safety by Defense Ammunition Center and Technical School
• Pioneered the certification of private sector detection canines through the government using ATF standards
• Instructor for the government in proficiency training of detection dogs
• Trainer/Consultant for numerous Law Enforcement Agencies (see listing below)
• Trained narcotic/explosive detector dogs for The Government of the Dominican Republic, and
• Consultant for Government project to standardize explosive training kits for governments canines
• Commissioned by numerous Law Enforcement & Government agencies to hand select dog
• Served as a full-time commissioned Police K9 Officer with the Kaplan Police Department

Acadian’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (AETA)
Canine Corrections Association (CCA), Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana
Law Enforcement Training Systems (L.E.T.S.)
The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA)
The International Police Service Canine Association
Hosted and directed a seminar for the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy
• Member: K.N.P.V. Koninklijke Nederlandfe Plitiehound Vereniging – organization for training of Police Service Dogs in Europe
• Founder: International Police Service Canine Association (IPSCA), an organization that sets the
  education and ethical standards for the certification of canines, handlers, and trainers

Work Experience/Accomplishments (1980 – 1995)

• Established and incorporated USK9 Unlimited, Kaplan, Louisiana. A company specializing in the acquisition and training of Police      Service dogs for Federal, State, and City Law Enforcement Agencies
• Instructor:  Law Enforcement Training Systems (L.E.T.S.)
  Acadian’s Law Enforcement Training Academy (AETA)
• State Certified Police Officer through Acadiana’s Law Enforcement Training Academy
• Elected as Instructor for (CCA) Canine Corrections Association, Angola State Penitentiary, Louisiana.
  Resulting in hands-on instruction to hundreds of Police Service Dogs and K9 Teams. Training
  received resulted in the certification of hundreds of K9 teams currently working throughout the
• Certified by Sentry Place, Inc., in all facets of police dog training; completed over 1,000 hours of classroom and practical training
• Certified by The Metro Dade Dog Training Center, Miami, Florida in police service dog training
• Received specialized education in European police service canine training techniques from both The Royal Dutch and The German     Police
• Performed and instructed numerous seminars throughout the United States
• Professional dog trainer, obedience, personal protection and retriever (hunting dog) training.

Extensive experience with the following international, domestic, and private

Country of Kuwait
Dog Centre – Holland, The Netherlands
Peelhofhe Obedience School – The Netherlands
Explosive Detection Dogs – Dominican Republic
Explosive-Detection Dogs – Venezuela
Narcotic Detection/Tracker Dogs – Guyana South America
Republic of the Philippines Regulatory Commission Board of Veterinary Medicine
President, Republic of the Philippines Anti-Terrorism Council
Guyana Police Department, Africa
Thin Blue Line K9. LLC. – Lee T. Titus

Mississippi Wildlife & Fisheries
Metro Dade Canine Training Center/Trainer
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics
Jackson Center for Youth
Houston Independent School District
Louisiana State Fire Marshal
Louisiana State Police – Patrol
Louisiana State Police HZMAT Division
Mississippi State Fire Marshal –Mississippi Insurance Department

Swanson Correctional Center ~ Avoyelles Correctional Center
Angola State Penitentiary ~ Allen Correctional Center
David Wade Correctional Center ~ Wackenhut Correctional Facility
Georgia Department of Corrections ~ Dixon Correctional Institute
C. Paul Phelps Correctional Center ~ J. Levy Correctional Center
Karnes County Correctional Center ~ Leesville Correctional Center

SUPER BOWL XLV – Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center
Trainer/Executive Protection Canine to Dominick Davis NFL
Trainers’ Program and Executive Protection Canine ~ Aaron Morgan NFL
LabWire, Inc ~ Marathon Petroleum Co. LLC ~ Can-Am K9 ~ Inspec Services
Key Energy ~ Lonnie Harper & Associates ~ GCSTC, LLC ~ Jeffrey Weiner Law Firm
Cayman Islands Protective Services ~ Metro Dade K9 ~ Fire & Safety Specialists
Spedale’s Florist ~ Wayne Wicks Investigations Services, LLC ~ Mineria Emerald Mines Columbia

Abbeville PD ~ Acadia Parish S.O. ~ Adams County S.O. ~ Alexandria PD ~ Angelton PD
Baker PD ~ Barton Cnty S.O. ~ Baton Rouge PD ~ Bay City PD ~ Baytown Constable’s Dept.
Baytown PD ~ Beaumont PD ~ Beauregard Parish S.O. ~ Bedford PD ~ Belton PD
Bienville Parish SO ~ Biloxi PD ~ Brazoria Cnty S.O. ~ Brookhaven PD ~ Brownwood PD
Brusly PD ~ Caddo Parish S.O. ~ Calcasieu Parish S.O. ~ Cameron PD ~ Canton PD
Carencro PD ~ Church Point PD ~ Clinton PD ~ Clute PD ~ Cooke County S.O. ~ Cobb County S.O.
Conroe PD ~ Dallas County S.O. ~ Delta Narcotics Task Force ~ DeRidder PD ~ Diberville PD
Denison PD ~ Denham Springs PD ~ Denton PD ~ Denton County SO ~ Early PD
East Baton Rouge S.O. ~ East Carroll S.O. ~ Elton PD ~ Eunice PD ~ Fayetteville PD ~ Florence Cnty S.O.
Flowood PD ~ Flower Mound PD ~ Forrest Cnty PD ~ Fort Bend Cnty S.O. ~ Franklin Cnty S.O.
Freeport PD ~ Friendswood PD ~ Ft. Smith PD ~ Gainesville PD ~ Galveston Cnty S.O.
Graham PD ~ Grand Isle PD ~ Grand Prairie PD ~ Great Bend PD ~ Greenwood PD
Grenada Cnty S.O. ~ Gueydan PD ~ Gulfport PD ~ Hammond PD ~ Hancock Cnty S.O.
Harris Cnty S.O. ~ Harris Cnty Constable Pct #1 ~ Harris Cnty Constable Pct #3
Harrison Cnty S.O. ~ Harker Heights PD ~ Hazelhurst PD ~ Hinds Cnty S.O.
Hot Springs PD ~ Iberia Parish PD ~ Iberville Parish S.O. ~ Ignacio PD ~ Indianola PD
Jackson Parish S.O. ~ Jasper Cnty S.O. ~ Jasper PD ~ Jeff Davis Parish S.O. ~ Jefferson PD Jefferson Cnty S.O.~ Jennings PD ~ Jonesboro PD ~ Kaplan PD ~ Kemper County S.O. ~ Killeen PD Kirbyville PD ~ Kosciusko PD ~ Lafayette Marshal ~ Lafayette PD ~ Lafayette Parish S.O. Lafourche Parish S.O. ~ Lake Arthur PD ~ Lamar Cnty S.O. Lauderdale Cnty S.O. LaVergne PD ~ Leesville PD ~ Lincoln Cnty S.O. ~ Lincoln Parish S.O. ~ Livingston Parish S.O. Livonia PD ~ Long Beach PD ~ Louisiana State Fire Marshal ~ Louisiana State Police ~ LSU PD
Mandeville PD ~ Madison Cnty S.O. ~ Madison Parish S.O. ~ Madison PD ~ Maui PD
McLennan County S.O. ~ Mendenhall PD ~ Mississippi State Fire Marshal ~ Monroe PD
Moss Point PD ~ Mt. Pleasant PD ~ Natchez PD ~ Webster Cnty S.O. ~ New Caney ISD
New Orleans PD ~ Newton PD ~ Nolan Cnty S.O. ~ North Slope PD ~ North Richland Hills PD Ocean Springs PD ~ Opelousas PD ~ Orleans Parish S.O. ~ Ouchita Parish SO ~ Pascagoula PD Pearl PD ~ Pearl River Cnty S.O. ~ Plano PD ~ Pearland PD ~ Phelps Cnty S.O. ~ Plano PD Poarch Creek Indian Nation ~ Pointe Coupee Parish S.O. ~ Poplar PD ~ Ouachita Parish S.O. Rankin Cnty S.O. ~ Rayne PD ~ Red River Parish S.O. ~ Refugio PD ~ Richland PD ~ Ridgeland PD Rockwall PD ~ Rosenburg PD ~ Ruston PD ~ Sand Springs PD ~ Scott Cnty S.O. ~ Scott PD Sitta Bena PD ~ Slidell PD ~ Smith Cnty Constable #5 ~ Smith Cnty S.O. ~ Southlake PD St Helena Parish S.O. ~ St Martin Parish S.O. ~ St Charles Parish S.O. ~ St John Parish S.O. St Landry Parish S.O. ~ St Martinville PD ~ Stone Cnty S.O. ~ Sulfur PD ~ Sweet Water PD
Temple PD ~ Terrebone Parish S.O. ~ Texas City PD ~ Tomball PD ~ Troop Cnty S.O.
Tyler PD ~ University Lafayette PD ~ University of Texas at Austin PD
University North Texas PD ~ University North Texas Health Science Center PD
Vermilion Parish S.O. ~ Ville Platte PD ~ Walker PD
Warren Cnty S.O. ~ Washington Cnty PD ~ Watauga PD ~ Welsh PD ~ West Baton Rouge Parish S.O. West Feliciana Parish S.O. ~ West Monroe PD ~ Whitehouse PD ~ Winfield PD ~ Zachary PD

Belgium Police: 5 Canines ~ Egypt Police: 25 Canines
Great Britain Police: 15 Canines ~ Kite Prison: 15 Canines
Kuwait Police: 35 Canines ~ Kuwaiti Customs: 15 Canines
Morocco: 25 Canines ~ Morocco Police: 40 Canines
Singapore Police: 35 Canines ~ South Africa Police: 85 Canines

Ø 1986 - Dudley Duhon - Retriever Hunting Training
Ø 1989 - Sentry Place, Inc. – Police Dog Training Course – 1000 Hours
Ø 1990 – Republic of Germany – European canine training techniques for police service dogs
Ø 1992 – Police Officer – Acadian Law Enforcement Training Academy
Ø 1993 – Metro Dade Dog Training Center, Miami, Florida – Police Service Dog Training – 2000 hours
Ø 1995 – Royal Dutch Police – European canine training techniques for police service dogs
Ø 1997 – Sentential K9, North Carolina – specialized education in police service dog training methods
Ø 2004 – US Government Explosive Safety Course – 80 hours
2016  American College of Applied Sciences -  Dog Emotion and Cognition
Duke University - Course Completion and Certification

Ø US Government, Commendation Award, Excellence in Canine Training
Ø Canine Corrections Association, Award of Excellence, instructing patrol work with
problem solving for police service canine teams
Ø United States Police Canine Association – “Top Dog” – 2010 Region 10 Canine Field Trials, March 2010
Ø St. Charles Parish SO – Award of Appreciation
Ø St. John’s Parish SO – Award of Appreciation

Ø Member, President, Canine Standards International, Inc
Ø Member, Vice President, International Police Service Canine Association
Ø Member, KNPV (Koninklijke Nederlandfe Politiehound Vereniging)
Ø Elected Official, National Narcotics Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) for Narcotics/Bomb Detection/Cadaver Recovery Patrol
Ø Elected Member, L.E.T.S. Law Enforcement Training Specialists, Board of Regents
Ø Member, United States Police Canine Association
Ø Member, Canine Corrections Association
Ø Member, International Canine Narcotic Detector Foundation
Ø Member, Road Warrior Interdiction Network

Ø National Winner, Narcotics Detection, NNDDA Nationals
Ø First Place, Obedience, National Police Olympics for Police Service Dogs
Ø First Place, Narcotics Detection, National Police Olympics for Police Service Dogs
Ø First Place – National Winner – Narcotics Detection, USPCA Nationals
Ø “Top Dog” – NNDDA, Angleton Police Seminar
Ø First Place, Dual Purpose Canine, USPCA Region 10 Canine Field Trials
Ø First Place, Narcotics, USPCA Region 10 Canine Field Trials
Ø First Place (numerous times), Dual Purpose Canine/Narcotics Detection/Patrol, The
Corrections Canine Association Trials
Ø Second Place, “Top Dog”, National Police Olympics for Police Service Dogs
Second Place, Man at Work, National Police Olympics for Police Service Dogs
Ø Second Place, Patrol, National Police Service Dogs
Ø Second Place, Obedience, USPCA Region 10 Canine Trials
Ø Fifth Place, Overall, USPCA Region 10 Canine Trials
Ø First Place, Second Place, Third Place, Overall Team, The Second Annual Jeremy Triche Narcotics Detection K-9 competition

DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) – U.S. Department of Justice
ATF (Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms and Explosives) – U.S Department of Justice
Louisiana Explosives User’s License – State Police
Louisiana Magazine License – State Police
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy – State Police

Roger D. Abshire
President USK9