Tactical Standards & Training Committee

TTT K9’s Tactical Standards & Training Committee is made up of three board members in elected positions.  The committee is headed by a “Director”.  The committee was chosen for their unique ability to address police tactical considerations as they relate to high risk fugitive manhunts and to produce general tactical training guidelines. The committee also is charged with the identifying trailing/ tracking liability issues for law enforcement and producing standards and training to reduce liability risk.


Sergeant Bill Lewis II (Retired) has been working and teaching in the law enforcement community for over 33 years. He retired from the Oxnard (CA) Police Department in December 2005 after serving almost 28 years with the agency. During his tenure, he served on SWAT for over 25 years with 18 years assigned as a tactical team leader. Sergeant Lewis began working with police service dogs in 1980 as one of Oxnard PD’s first decoys....

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Sgt. John W. Kunkle has been a full time California Peace Officer since 1985 and has been involved in many areas of police training and science throughout the state. John is the Placerville Police Department’s Service Dog Supervisor. He has created and currently handles their first Man Trailing Bloodhound position with his partner, "Hangtown Hank." John has an Associate’s Degree in Administration of Justice and...

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Derreck Bachner started his career in law enforcement when he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1997. In 2001, Derreck attended the Department of Defense Military Working Dog (MWD) Handler Course located at Lackland AFB, Texas. Shortly after completing his training at Lackland, Derreck was partnered with his first patrol/detector dog and deployed to the Middle East within months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In 2004,...

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