If you are seeing this in RED, then the free rooms are no longer available. You can still register for the event but you must make your own hotel reservations at 877-684-7704. The room rate will be $89.00 per night and use the code “GML610B” when making your reservation.
MLEOA will pay for the first 50 participants who register for a room. After those rooms are filled, participants will be responsible for making their own reservations and arranging payment. If the option to register for a room is not available, then the first 50 rooms are already taken and you need to make your own arrangements by contacting Scarlet Pearl at (228) 392-1889 and reference the MLEOA conference. MLEOA room rate is $89.00 per night.
This will be a K9 certification course in narcotics and patrol service dog through the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and American Working Dog.
The class will begin at 8:30 AM on Monday, June 11, 2018 and end with a competition on Thursday June 14, 2018. Participants from out of town should arrive Sunday evening to be ready to begin training Monday morning.
Captain Richard Chandler has been with the Southaven Police Department for twelve years. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2014 after serving as a patrol officer and K-9 handler for the department. He has also been a member of the Southaven Police Department SWAT team since 2003.
Captain Richard Chandler successfully completed a 320 hour Dual Purpose Police Dog Trainers Course through Vohne Liche Kennels in spring of 2011. Since that time he has instructed several basic police K-9 handler schools. He currently oversees the training for the Southaven Police Department K-9 Division and also assists in the weekly training of several K-9 Units in Mississippi and west Tennessee. In 2013 Captain Richard Chandler interviewed successfully to be a certifying official for the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association. He is also a certifying official for American Working Dog. Both of these are national organizations.