“The physical facilities are beyond anything I have seen including U.S. Customs Front Royal and DoD San Antonio. I observed several narcotic teams who I would classify as very ‘reliable.’ If you are contemplating contacting a vendor for a canine, I would recommend K2 Solutions without reservations.”
Billy L. Smith, Sr., NNDDA, Roswell, GA
“It’s a great honor to have these young men working in a specialized area. Working with a K-9 is a challenge because you are married to the agency. They are always on call. We have four K-9 handlers. It’s a greater asset to the agency to have K2 in the county for advice, training and leadership. K2 provides a great opportunity for Law Enforcement that are interested in having a K-9 unit.”
James Clemmons, Jr. Sheriff, Richmond County
“[Our Canine Unit] is a huge asset to the county and this course is a great way for us to maintain it. I am learning a lot of problem-solving techniques and I am getting feedback from a third party perspective. You don’t always know what you’re doing – just like anything else, what works today might not work next year. You need the experience of master Trainers who can troubleshoot problems. If I do have a problem, all I have to do is make a phone call or come down to the facility. I’ve never called out to K2 and not been able to get an answer to a question. They’re also great about checking up on us. Many of the K2 Trainers live right here in Foxfire and they’ve extended an invitation to me to come to their homes if I need additional help. They get to know us on a personal level, even coming to the funeral of one of our former chiefs – the professional part is important, but they go beyond that.”
Chad Shue, Sergeant, Foxfire Village, NC Police Department’s Canine Unit
(Five-Week Handler Course Graduate)
“The program [at K2] fits with the policing side of canine work and the information that I obtain as a supervisor will easily transfer back to my work with our five other Handler teams. I can feel confident in what I’m teaching our teams and know that our dogs and Handlers are properly trained. But it doesn’t stop there. The networking and partnerships I have developed with K2 allow me to make a phone call when I can’t quite figure out a certain situation. I think all departments should visit K2 to see their resources and meet the Trainers – once you do that, you’ll realize that the knowledge and resources here are going to better your program. The thing I didn’t really expect is the amount of professionalism that all the Trainers possess. They know that this is not just about training dogs – it’s about actually developing the Handler, the Trainer and the program. They wear the K2 shirt proudly, take a true interest in your program and believe in what they’re doing. I’ve been a lot of places and you don’t always find that with other companies.”
Robert Williams, Supervisor, Southern Pines, NC Police Department Canine Unit
(Five-Week Handler Course Graduate)
“I enjoyed coming to the handler class. I’ve been handling since 1998. I’ve a lot of different kennels and a lot of different trainers. I was impressed with the environment and the way they [the trainers] handled themselves while teaching class. They are very knowledgeable about everything that you need to know about handling a police canine. I’ve never seen a kennel built this way [with] as many rooms…and the cleanliness that they have here. Like I said, I’ve seen several kennels over the years…and this would be the top one that I have looked at. It was a real joy working with all the MPC guys.”
Chris Strickland, Detective, Laurinburg, NC Police Department
(Law Enforcement Handler Course Graduate)
“I thoroughly enjoyed the handler course. I’ve been handling…going on two and a half years…I feel like they have a great program here. It’s a stern but relaxed program that’s very conducive to learning. I feel like my abilities have expanded three-fold, if not more than what they were before…I am leaving with a level of confidence that I didn’t have when I got here. I enjoyed not only the onsite kennel, but the amount of training areas that they have. It was so much better than having a dog training in one particular area at all times. [K2] has so many different resources that they’ve accumulated and [that] makes it very good for training…it keeps the dogs on their toes. I really appreciate the program…[as well as] the amount of thought and the amount of professionalism that they’ve shown since I’ve been here. You work hard, but you look forward to the next day.”
James Munger, Officer, Laurinburg, NC Police Department
(Law Enforcement Handler Course Graduate)
“I [was] introduced to K2 on a whim. We have been looking—for the last 10 months—for good canines because I knew I had to replace one. And we saw several companies and demonstrations…but, I’m picky. I used to be a canine handler and I know what to look for. I wasn’t satisfied with anything I saw…On a whim, Detective Strickland came into my office and we started talking about K2… I said ‘Go see what they’ve got.’” Next thing I know, we’ve got a contract and my people are up here training. So, I’ve been really impressed with everything. They brought the dogs back [to me] and introduced them to me, and I was impressed…Listening to the handlers talk—one said his dog was smarter than he was! I came up and took a tour of the facility. I was super impressed with how clean it was and how professional it was. Well worth the money.”
John T. Evans, Chief, Laurinburg, NC Police Department
“You were right when you said we would excel in tracking. Just got through with about the 20th successful track this morning- out of all we have done, only one has got away from us and a vehicle picked him up. Ferex still impresses me daily and his narcotics abilities are constantly impressing me, he has had a multitude of seizures of drugs and cash. Once again thanks for everything- you all produced one hell of a canine!”
Matthew C. Owen, Deputy, Transylvania County, NC Sheriff’s Office
“K2 Solutions, Inc. bomb dogs were integrated into our overall security program which covered the entire Tampa Convention Center. From the beginning the K2 Solutions employees were very responsive and proactive in connecting with us to work with the different groups of security for this year’s SOFIC event. Among the groups involved were the Tampa Police Department, USSOCOM Security and the Tampa Convention Center in-house security team. The dogs were very impressive, highly trained and did an outstanding job of searching the entire building for explosives. The handlers were attentive, polite and very knowledgeable in sweeping the building each day, yet kept a low profile in their mission.”
Luellan Hoffman, Director of Exhibits, National Defense Industrial Association
“Let me take this opportunity to extend my deepest appreciation to you and your personnel for assisting us in our counter-terrorism efforts during this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby events. With the recent events in Boston and the utilization of improvised explosive device (IED), your agency provided a unique and remarkable service for venue security with the two PB-EDD Canine Teams… The canine’s abilities and training allowed them to scan thousands of civilians efficiently and unobtrusively…The PB-EDDs and their handlers performed well and were highly acclaimed by LMPD as well as Churchill Downs Security personnel. Most impressive was their steadfast resolve to their duty during some inclement weather. Special thanks to VP Rodger Moore, Canine Handlers Bobby Lane and Mark Fox and Media Rep Katherine Tripp.”
Perrye K. Turner, Special Agent-In-Charge
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