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K9 Teams

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K-1 Senior Officer Casson & Capone

Officer Casson is the Senior Officer in charge of the Oxnard Police Department K9 unit. Throughout his 20+ years at the Oxnard Police Department he has been in the K9 unit for over 18 years. Capone is Officer Casson’s most recent K9 Partner, a young and energetic K9 clearly keeping Officer Casson on his toes!

 

“Capone”

Age: 3 years old

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Hails from: Lille in France

Favorite toy: Anything, as long as he can chew on it!

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K-2 Officer Caston & Koa

Officer Caston  has been a police officer for over ten years at the Oxnard Police Department. Currently Officer Caston is assigned to the K9 unit and has been for the last four years.

 

Officer Caston is an active Officer with experience as a defensive tactics instructor, field training officer and a Reserve Officer coordinator. Officer Caston and his partner KOA are quite the same, they work hard, train hard, and play hard!

 

“Koa”

Age: 2 ½ years old

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Hails from: Holland

Favorite pastime: Swimming in his family’s pool!

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K-3 Officer Martinez & Leo

Officer Martinez is the newest handler in the unit. He has been working with the Oxnard Police Department for about ten years and he was previously assigned to the SWAT team.

 

“Leo”

Age: 4 years old

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Hails from: Netherlands

 

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K-9 Trainer Jimmy Vanhove

Jimmy Vanhove  is the newest addition to the Oxnard Police Department K9 training program. With years of experience in all aspects of K9 training, Jimmy Vanhove has brought our K9’s and the Oxnard Police K9 handlers to the next level. Unique training from his vast experience from around the globe has led to more efficient, confident, and safe K9 deployments, which creates a safer environment for the citizens of Oxnard. Jimmy Vanhove’s experience speaks for itself, checkout some of Jimmy Vanhove’s training and career highlights below.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CANINE DECOY / MPC INSTRUCTOR, IK9 LLC, AL, 2012 – PRESENT

  • Chief Decoy instructor
  • Multi Purpose Canine Trainer
  • E-Collar / Apprehension Course instructor

 

K-9 DECOY SEMINARS / INSTRUCTOR, INTERNATIONALLY 2008 – 2012
US (NATIONALLY)

  • CANADA
  • RUSSIA
  • MEXICO
  • BRAZIL
  • EUROPE

 

POLICE OFFICER (GENDARMERIE),CANINE UNIT, INSTRUCTOR, FRANCE, 2004 – 2008

  • Green Dog Trainer for MPC – Gendarmerie -Special Forces
  • Canine Tactical Trainer – Gendarmerie (Special Forces)
  • Decoy Instructor – Police
  • Avalanche; Canine Search & Rescue
  • Explosive Detection Canine Instructor
  • Narcotics Detection Canine Instructor
  • Gendarmerie Demonstration Team

 

 

CANINE TRAINER / DECOY, LA T’ANIERED’OR KENNEL, LILLE, FRANCE, 2000 – 2004

  • Green Dog Trainer
  • Decoy instructor
  • Breeding Program Manager
  • Obedience Course Instructor
  • Film Industry – Canine Trainer

 

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 2010, 2011,2012 French Ring World Champion
  • 2008, 2009 French Decoy Champion
  • 2008 Canada Cup – Decoy Champion
  • 2008 Mexico Cup – Decoy Champion
  • 2003 – 2012 Over 60 Decoy Competitions Internationally

 

 

EDUCATION& TRAINING

  • 2004 – Police Working Dog Handler Course
  • 2003 – Level 2 Mondio ring Decoy
  • 2004 – Police Decoy Course
  • 2004 – Police  Canine Avalanche Course (search and rescue)
  • 2004 – Level 1 French Ring Deoy
  • 2005 – Level 2 French Ring Decoy
  • 2005 – Police Advanced Decoy Course
  • 2008 – Level 3 French Ring Decoy (Highest Level held in US)
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