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Police Dogs

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Principal and Founder of Detector Dogs International, Inc., K-9 Handler, and former Police Officer, Kyle K. Heyen has provided dogs and training to foreign, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. Mr. Heyen assists plaintiff and defense attorneys in matters of police canine team conduct, use of force, wage and hour disputes, and canine deployment (patrol, drug, explosive, arson). He serves as a testifying expert in federal and state court for both criminal and civil cases concerning the use and training of service dogs and civilian dog bite cases.

Mr. Heyen was one of the first peace officers in the U.S. to be certified, according to standards of the German Police, to train and judge drug & explosive detector and patrol dog teams. He has trained dogs and handlers for four federal law enforcement agencies (including the U. S. Department of State's Anti-Terrorist Assistance Program, U. S. Department of Defense, U. S. Border Patrol and U. S. Immigration Inspections), as well as numerous state agencies, countless city and county departments across the United States.