Florida Department of Corrections K-9 Detection and Contraband Interdiction Seminar

September 22-25, 2014
Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration
Kissimmee, FL
$350 per team or $405 per team to get certification

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Event Information

The Corrections Foundation is proud to host the Florida Department of Corrections Inaugural K-9 Detection and Contraband Interdiction Seminar in the greater Orlando area at the Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration.

It will consist of three components: lectures, demonstrations, and practical exercises:

  • Designed for K-9 handlers and managers
  • Cell phone detection demonstrations
  • Tracking team instruction
  • Practical exercises in correctional, open-area, and building settings
  • Problem-solving scenarios
  • Certification available through the National Narcotics Detection Dog Association
  • Vendors with law enforcement, correctional, and K-9 products

There will be multiple scenarios and practical exercises. Most of the practical exercises will be located at nearby Demilley Correctional Institution (click here for map and directions). There will be many scenarios at the same facility so you will be able to work your K-9 many times without a lot of stand-down time.

Scenarios will also be practiced at the property adjacent to the hotel. Below is a map of the area:

The scenarios will consist of warehouse searches, open bay searches, office area searches, confinement area searches, vehicle searches, outside building searches, and outdoor recreational yard searches.

There will be awards for the Top Dog, First, Second and Third Place.

K-9 AwardsInstructors’ Experience

The instructors have 80 years of combined experience in K-9 drug detection and contraband interdiction.

They are winners of the 2013 USPCA Southeastern Regional Trials Championship and the 2013 USPCA National Trials Team Championship.

Open to All Corrections and Law-Enforcement

This event is open to all local, state and federal corrections and law enforcement K-9 teams.


If you would like to obtain certification while at the conference, this will be available through National Narcotic Dog Association. The fee will be $55 to register for this event. You can pay this fee while registering for the conference.


The registration fee is $350.00. If you would like the certificate from theNational Narcotic Dog Association the total registration fee is $405.

You can register on-line at http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139027285.

You have the option of paying online or mailing your payment.

If you prefer to pay by credit card over the phone, you may register and then call Chris Akins at the Corrections Foundation at 850-717-3715.


For hotel reservations please contact the Radisson Resort Orlando – Celebration at 407-396-7000 or (800) 967-9033.

We have secured a special rate of  $99/night. Tell the hotel you’re attending the K-9 Detection and Contraband Interdiction Seminar or use code 0914CORREC.

You can also make reservations online at http://www.radisson.com/kissimmee-hotel-fl-34747/flkissim.

Please note: all K9 handlers are responsible for kenneling their dogs when in the hotel room. Dogs should not be left un-kenneled while in the rooms.

Address and Map for hotel:
Radisson Resort Orlando – Celebration
2900 Parkway Blvd
Kissimmee, FL


For event questions contact Inspector Kevin Dean at 352-303-0878.

For registration, sponsorship, or payment questions contact the Corrections Foundation at 850-717-3714 info@correctionsfoundation.org.



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