David Adebimpe, DSc, PhD, CChem – ScentLogix

The Science of Odor and Effective Imprinting and Training with EDD’s

Dr. David Adebimpe is a research scientist, philosopher, and inventor who uses his cross-disciplinary skills and expertise to solve unique problems that require the convergence of different scientific and technical disciplines and philosophies. With over 30 years of combined experience as an organic chemistry professor, a guest scientist at NIST and NASA, and as an applied nanotechnologist, he is a subject matter expert and world leader in scent-engineering, and in the development of scent-detection training aids and practical tools that enhance the operational olfactory capabilities of search-and-detect K9s.

Tzviel “BK” Blankchtein – Masada Tactical

Survival Tactics for the Undercover Officer (Restraint Defeat, CQC, SERE)

BK served in the Israeli Defense Forces as an infantry reconnaissance team member from 1993 to 1997.  He was honorably discharged upon completion of mandatory service as a sergeant first class. BK’s expertise includes firearms, tactical operations, hand-to-hand combat, amphibious assaults, operational security in hostile areas, intelligence and counter-intelligence operations. BK is often used as a consultant in designing training programs for military and law enforcement agencies. BK is a sworn officer in Alabama.  BK holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Maryland in Counterterrorism and International Security, and a Graduate degree from American Military University in Security Management.

Chris “CJ” Caracci – Former U.S. Navy SEAL

Guest Speaker: Combat Mindset and Critical Thinking

Chris has over thirty years of combined military and law enforcement experience and is internationally known as a specialist in conflict resolution. CJ’s foundation began as a U.S. Navy SEAL. After the Navy, CJ served for 10 years as a sworn tactical officer working in New York, New Jersey, and South Florida specializing in SWAT and narcotics enforcement. He was “loaned” to several Federal agencies as a consultant, operative and trainer, while as an officer and later privately. Based upon his experience, he designs specialized practical and tactical techniques for law enforcement; military combat units and civilian lifestyles. Along with this, CJ is also responsible for the design of high tech tactical equipment to enhance and support his highly advanced styles.

Kevin Good – Battelle

Terms, Data, and Concepts that Every Explosives Detection Canine Handler Should Know

Mr. Good has fourteen years of experience working with detection canine teams, and since 2004 has been the Battelle lead on numerous canine-focused RDT&E programs. Through his work for various government, security, law enforcement, and military agencies, he has designed and directed numerous field assessments, hosted educational/training events, conducted strictly-controlled laboratory studies, and led product development efforts. As the Principal Investigator/Program Manager of these programs, he is knowledgeable in the principles and pitfalls of canine training and deployment, challenges faced by handlers and management, intelligent test matrix design, test procedures and execution, statistical analysis, and report/briefing development. Due to his contributions in this field, Mr. Good was invited to present at TSA’s 2006 International Canine Conference, the 2012 Law Dog Conference and Expo, the 2015 Police K-9 Conference and Vendor Show, and the 2017 Working Dog Conference. Currently, he is one of several Battelle authors of a recurring series of articles in Working Dog Magazine.

Jason Johnson – Project K9 Hero

Scent Detection Procurement

Jason is a nationally recognized subject matter expert in Scent Detection and K-9 Procurement. Currently, Jason leads the K-9 Procurement and Scent Detection Training for several major governmental contracts worldwide. Jason is a former Field Canine Coordinator for the National Explosives Detection Canine Team Program with TSA, Lead Instructor at the ATF National Canine Training Center, Kennel Master and K9 Handler for the Worldwide Personal Protection Service in Iraq and Afghanistan, Police Narcotics K9 Handler and Trainer, and a U.S. Army Military Police Officer. Jason holds a Masters Degree in Security Management, is a published author, and is the Founder and CEO of the Project K9 Hero Foundation.

George McKerrow – MAC 7 Training

Insight Into ISIS Weaponry and IED’s

George is the Director of Training for MAC 7, has over 30 years of experience in Counter Terrorism and CIED, and is also an authorized Certified Counter Terrorism Practitioner (CCTP) affiliate. George has operational experience in Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan & Iraq, and has conducted multiple training events in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Thailand & Japan in support of Counter Terrorism.

Ryan Morris – Tripwire Operations Group

Introduction to Homemade Explosives

Ryan has been a police officer for 20 years, as well as a Bomb Squad Commander/Bomb Technician during most of his career. Ryan is also the owner of Tripwire Operations Group located in Gettysburg, PA. Tripwire is federally licensed as a HAZMAT Carrier, Importer, Exporter, Dealer and Manufacturer of Explosive Materials as well as a Federal Firearms Dealer (Class 3 SOT and Type 10). Tripwire provides some of the country’s premier training courses for military and first responder personnel in addition to the explosive and firearm sales.

Pat Nolan – Tactical Directional Canine Systems

Training and Operational Use of Radio Guided Canine Camera Systems

Pat has been training dogs since 1975, when he worked for a guard dog company training protection dogs. Early in his career, Pat participated in the sport of Schutzhund, training in tracking, obedience, and protection with German Shepherds. In 1980 Pat began work with hunting and retriever sports.  Ultimately in 2002, Pat combined his experience handling retrievers in the field with the requirements of working dogs to develop systems for training directional commands to special operations, patrol, and detection canines.

Yossi Purec – Masada Tactical

Survival Tactics for the Undercover Officer (Restraint Defeat, CQC, SERE)

Yossi served in a tier one reconnaissance unit with the IDF from 2011-2014 and is still an active reservist with his unit.  Yossi specializes in urban warfare and applies his skills to teaching LE and military units arou