dan emerson

Dan spent four years of active duty military service as a United States Marine . During that time Dan obtained the rank of Sergeant and was responsible for training Marines in several different tactical courses. After the military, Dan started his law enforcement career in 2001.


Since 2001, Dan has been a SWAT sniper team leader, SWAT operator and canine handler.  Dan has worked two different dogs on the street and was responsible for creating the first firearms detection program with his current police agency. Dan has attended several training courses over the last ten years including, SKIDDS (SWAT and K-9 Interacting During Deployment School) , TACDOGS Training Camp in Colorado, as well as several tracking courses and conferences. 


Dan is a California P.O.S.T. certified K-9 team evaluator and has a passion for training. He is a strong believer in “real life” scenario based training for handlers and their canines. In addition to his current agency, Dan has had the opportunity to train handler/dog teams from four other agencies in Northern California. 

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