K9 TEAMS

NWI K9 SAR Education Requirements

NIMS 100 ,200, 700, 800, HAZMAT Awareness, Blood Borne Pathogens, Basic Land Navigation/Compass use, Intro to Search Strategy and Tactics, Intro to Missing Person Behavior, Intro to Terrain Analysis, Incident Command, Building Construction/Hazards, Fire Scene Safety, Evidence Protection and Collection, Crime Scene Protocol, K9 First Aid/CPR, Human First Aid/CPR

Volunteers
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K9 CROOK

Handler:  Michelle Dvorscak

NWI K9 SAR - President
Certifications: AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type III, AWDA Wilderness HRD Water Type V Shore Only, Wide Area Search Certificate TEEX, Ham Radio Technician II
Memberships:  AWDA, CSAR, IPWDA, Illiana SAR
Retired Detective Sergeant Lake County Sheriff Department, Graduate Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, Chemical and Biological Weapons through ILEA, Weapons of Mass Destruction/Terrorism Awareness TEEX, Indiana State Certified Generalist/Firearm Instructor, ILETB, Crime Scene Evaluator Certification PATC, Active Shooter Response, Forensic Child Interview through state of Ohio, Certified Hostage Negotiator PATC and FBI, Certified Reid Interrogator/Interviewer, Internal Affairs Investigation Certification PATC, Certified Professional Animal Cruelty Investigator, Hoosier Animal Law Officers member, Forensic Pathology Investigator, Animal Housing Facilities - National Fire Protection Assoc. Committe Member, Northwestern School of Management Law Enforcement Management Certification

K9 PIPPA

Handler:  Karen Scobbie

NWI K9 SAR - Vice President
Certifications:  AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type IV, Wilderness HRD Water Type V Shore Only, NASAR SARTECH II, NASAR SARTECH III, NASAR GPS 
Memberships: AWDA, NASAR, CSAR

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K9 IVANKA & K9 MILO

Handler:  Stephanie Baker

NWI K9 SAR - Treasurer

Certification: AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type III (Ivanka)

Membership:  AWDA

K9 FRANKIE & K9 VALLI

Handler:  Julie Wencloff

NWI K9 SAR - Secretary

Certifications:  

AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type III, AWDA Wilderness HRD Type V Shore Only (Frankie}

Wilderness HRD Land Type IV, Wilderness HRD Water Type IV (Valli)

NASAR SARTECH II, NASAR SARTECH III

Memberships:  AWDA, NASAR

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K9 DAX

Handler:  Nick Dvorscak

NWI K9 SAR - Board Member
Certificaitons:  AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type IV and AWDA Wilderness HRD Water Type IV, AWDA HRD Water Type V Shore Only, NASAR Canine Search Specialist, NASAR SARTECH III, NASAR SAR Physical Fitness, Ham Radio Tech II
Memberships: AWDA, NASAR, NSDA
Vereran USMC, Fire Officer III, IFSAC Instructor III, NIMS -CDP Authorized Trainer, former Instructor Ivy Tech Fire Science Technology Program

K9 THOR

Handler:  Peggy Jurek

NWI K9 SAR - Member
Certifications:  AWDA Wilderness HRD Land Type IV and Wilderness HRD Water Type IV 
Memberships: AWDA

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K9 XERA

Handler:  Jim Kelly

NWI K9 SAR - Member
Memberships: AWDA
Veteran USAF, Retired Sergeant Gary, IN PD, MS in Public Safety Administration

K9 ORLA

Handler:  Lynn DuRocher

NWI K9 SAR - Member 
Search Support, Pre-Certificaton

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K9 ECHO - PUBLIC RELATIONS

Handler:  Denise Duriga

NWI K9 SAR - Member
Search Support, Team Photographer
Veteran USAF