Fine Finishings

Al's Bio

 

1985- Basic K-9 School 400+ hrs Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima, Ohio

1985-2000K-9 Handler Trainer for Wapakoneta Police Department

2000-2002 K-9 Handler Trainer- Allen County Sheriff's Office
Presently- retired from active law enforcement as of December 31, 2002 due to severe back injury.Advanced Training

1993- Detroit Police Department- Cadaver/ Patrol/ Detection work-40hrs

1997- Germany- Hundeschule Wolf Police K-9 Training School

1998- Germany- Seminar with Ekard Lind- motivation training

2000- Germany- Seminar with Godfried Dildi- motivation training

2000- Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan- 32hr

2001- Explosives K-9 School- Allen County Indiana Sheriff's Office- 160hr

2001-2003 Explosives Instructors for Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan (32hr each year)

2003/04 K-9 Narcotics Interdiction and K-9 Court testimony schools, Lima Ohio & Uniopolis, Ohio

2004- National Training Seminar- Bedford In. - Instructor

2005- National Training Seminar- Bedford, In- Instructor

2006- National Training Seminar- Providence RI.- Instructor

2006- National Explosives Training Seminar- Boston, MA

2006- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, Mi- Instructor

2007- IPWDA National Explosives Training Seminar- Providence, RI- Instructor

2007- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedford, IN. Instructor

2007- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor- Accreditation Chairman for all Trainers/Master Trainers

2008- APCA National Training Seminar- Ft. Wayne, IN. Instructor, Chairman of Training Education

2008- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor Explosives, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers

2009 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/Master Trainers

2009 APCA National Training Seminar-Bedford, IN- Instructor

2010 APCA National Training Seminar- Owensboro, KY- Instructor, Accreditation Board

2010 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2011 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2012 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2013 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2013 Bluegrass National Narcotics Training Seminar- Certification Official,  Mt Sterling, Ky

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for 29 Years of Canine Service and Training presented by NAPCH National Board and Membership

2014 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Instructor, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2014 Bluegrass National Narcotics Training Seminar- Certification Official,  Mt Sterling, Ky

2014 APCA Achievement Award- Master Trainer Service-

2015 NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI- Training venue director, Chairman Accreditation for all Trainers and Master Trainers

2015 Bluegrass National Narcotics Seminar- Mt. Sterling, KY Certification Offical


Advanced Training

1993- Detroit Police Department- Cadaver/ Patrol/ Detection work-40hrs

1997- Germany- Hundeschule Wolf Police K-9 Training School

1998- Germany- Seminar with Ekard Lind- motivation training

2000- Germany- Seminar with Godfried Dildi- motivation training

2000- Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan- 32hr

2001- Explosives K-9 School- Allen County Indiana Sheriff's Office- 160hr

2001-2003 Explosives Instructors for Advanced Tactical School- Alpena Michigan (32hr each year)

2003/04 K-9 Narcotics Interdiction and K-9 Court testimony schools, Lima Ohio & Uniopolis, Ohio

2004- National Training Seminar- Bedford In. - Instructor


2005- National Training Seminar- Bedford, In- Instructor

2006- National Training Seminar- Providence RI.-”Instructor

2006- National Explosives Training Seminar- Boston, MA

2006- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, Mi.- Instructor

2007- IPWDA National Explosives Training Seminar- Providence, RI- Instructor

2007- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedford, IN. Instructor

2007- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor- Accreditation Chairman for all Trainers/Master Trainers

2008- APCA National Training Seminar- Ft. Wayne, IN. Instructor, Chairman of Training /Education

2008- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena, MI. Instructor Explosives, Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers. 

2009- NAPCH National Training Seminar- Alpena MI. Chairman of Accreditation for all Trainers/ Master Trainers

2009- APCA National Training Seminar- Bedfor IN. Instructor Chairman of Training/Education

2010- K-9 Legal Update Seminar Owensboro, KY

2010- K-9 Legal Update- John Peters- Alpena, MI

 

OTHER K-9 ACTIVITIES/ ASSIGNMENTS/ AND FUNCTIONS

Obtained National Training Area Accreditation for Wapakoneta Police K-9
Training Facility- NAPWDA

OPOTA- K-9 Evaluator School- general duty

Explosives detection assignments for US Secret Service- 3 different times.

Trained with DOD and for DOD dogs for the DOD at Lackland AFB
Trained/or partially trained hundreds of dogs

Judge- for the World Police K-9 Olympics, Dallas Texas
Judge- 2 different times for Ohio Police K-9 Olympics
Training

Accreditation Trustee for OLEKA-(Explosives training 2004)

Competed in USPCA- Regional and Nationals- 2001 and 2002

Awarded Medal of Honor by Sons of the American Revolution-2002

Award of Service by“Gov Bob Taft for work during 9/11 -2002

Awarded Law Enforcement Commendation Award in Ohio


Worked at Ground Zero during 9/11 with search dog/s

Competed in Schutzhund USA

Master Trainer- Patrol/Narcotics/Explosives/ Cadaver/ Accelerants

2004-OLEKA Explosives and Tactical Training Seminar

July 2004- Toledo- Instructor

NAPCH- Master Trainer- Patrol/Narcotics/Explosives/Cadaver-2006

IA- Executive Board By- Laws Committee-2006-2008

NAPCH- Executive Board Accreditation Chairman -2006- present

APCA- Executive Board Chairman of Training Education- 2008 to“present

APCA- Master Trainer- Patrol/Explosives/Narcotics, School Resource Officers, and Cadaver

North American Police Work Dog Association

United States Police Canine Association
National Assoc of Professional Canine Handlers
American Police Canine Association
SV- Augsburg Germany
United Schutzhund Clubs of America

Northwest Ohio Police K-9

OLEKA

 

Other Info

Over my career with Wapakoneta Police Department, Allen County Sheriff's Office and private business. I have trained and worked with all types of dogs. These range from Patrol, narcotics/explosives/cadaver& SAR. My personal dogs were:

K-9 Buster- Patrol only 1985-1992

K-9 Cay- Patrol/ Narcotics-1992-1999

K-9 Roxy- Narcotics Only -1998-1999

K-9 Charlie- Patrol/Explosives - 2000-retirement (Deceased fall 06)

K-9 Aron- Patrol/Explosives- 2008 thru present- Demonstrations and agency assists Personal

 

Information:

Al is 55 yrs olds, married for 37 yrs. (wife Susan) he has two grown children, three grandsons and three granddaughters . Al & Susan own and operate Von der haus Gill Kennel/ Von der haus Gill German Shepherds Inc along with their son Matt. Al is retired Deputy Sheriff from Allen County Sheriff's Office, Lima, and a former Lieutenant/Acting Chief Wapakoneta Police Department 

E-mail: info@gillsgermanshepherds.com

 

 

 

 

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