Billy has over 15 years of Law Enforcement experience that started with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office in Jacksonville Florida. Billy was assigned to a Tactical Narcotics Unit that focused on undercover operations along with service of Search Warrants, Arrest Warrants, and Vehicle Assaults. He was also a firearms instructor for the department. In 2013, Billy became a police officer with the Longmont Police Department in Colorado and joined the SWAT team in 2014. He deploys with and is attached to the SWAT team as the primary K9 handler. He has deployed on countless operations with the team. Billy promoted to the rank of Sergeant and currently leads a patrol shift. He is also the K9 Unit trainer and previously attended Police K9 Trainer School at Tarheel Canine in North Carolina. He has also attended the NePoPo Silver School. Billy has tested 100’s of police dogs. He is currently a judge for the Colorado Police Canine Association (CPCA). Billy believes in continued education and has attended the HITS Conference (6 times times), the BlueLine K9 Conference (2 times), the Iron Dog K9 Seminar (2 times), Franco Angelini’s Bite Dr Decoy School (5 times), a SWAT/K9 Integration with Cameron Ford, among others. Billy has instructed at BlueLine K9, ATK9, several SWAT/K9 Integration course, along with other conferences around the world. Billy is passionate about the integration of police canines with SWAT. There seems to be a disconnect between SWAT teams and K9 handlers along with their roles as they work together.
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