Terry Fleck Legal Update Baltimore MD


Terry Fleck’s K9 Legal Update

March 11, 2009

Baltimore, MD

Presenter: Terry Fleck, Sheriff’s Deputy II, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department, CA


This seminar is presented by Terry Fleck, deputy sheriff and canine handler (retired) and author of the Canine Legal Update and Opinions for supervisors and administrators plus patrol, narcotic and contraband, explosives, tracking, search and rescue and accelerant dog teams. This seminar has been taught nationwide to over 21,000 students. Praised for reducing canine unit liability and increasing K-9 officer safety, this seminar has been updated and is now available.

This one day course will address the following issues:

  • Canine deployment issues
  • Canine policy
  • Report writing
  • Handler compensation Issues
  • Accidental bites
  • Canines as a less-lethal force
  • Extensive case law on canine applications
  • Canine training
  • Vicarious liability issues
  • Narcotic and contraband canine case law
  • Explosive canine case law
  • Tracking canine case law

The course will address the legal issues of canine usage, canine tactics, and the prevention of litigation.





Deputy Sheriff II / Canine Handler (Ret.)

South Lake Tahoe, California



Terry Fleck, Ed.D, is a Deputy Sheriff II / Canine Handler (retired) in South Lake Tahoe, California. Terry has been in law enforcement for 27 years and has been involved with police dogs during that time. Terry has been a police dog handler and trainer for 26 years and has trained and handled three police dogs, patrol dogs cross-trained for search and rescue, narcotic detection, evidence recovery, cadaver recovery, avalanche recovery and tracking / trailing.

Terry is an expert in canine legalities. Author of the Canine Legal Update and Opinions for supervisors & administrators plus patrol, narcotic & contraband, explosive, tracking, search & rescue and accelerant dogs, Terry tracks and updates the canine industry on current case law and legal trends.

With a degree of Doctor of Education in Criminal Justice, Terry teaches Canine Legal Update and Opinions Seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He has taught over 21,000 canine handlers, supervisors, administrators, agency attorneys, prosecuting attorneys and risk managers nationwide. His classes focus on canine legalities, the prevention of canine litigation and canine tactics.


Terry is also an expert in canine tactics. He studies canine tactics and develops techniques to keep canine handlers safe, utilizing their dogs to maximum tactical advantage. In addition, Terry teaches several canine tactical seminars, including Defensive Tactics for K-9 teams, Tactical High Risk K-9 Tracking, High Risk Vehicle Stops and High Risk Vehicle Assaults with a K-9 Team, Chemical Munitions Deployment with a K-9 Team and Tactical Handgun and Urban Rifle Techniques for K-9 Teams.



Legal Update Registration Form.


Send to: Tarheel Canine Training, Inc., Legal Update Registration, PO Box 1694, Sanford, NC 27330. For any questions, please call Jerry Bradshaw at 919-774-4152 or 919-244-8044. See below for the schedule of events on March 11, 2009. This seminar is limited to Law Enforcement Personnel ONLY. Pre-registration is required by March 4, 2009.


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The Seminar Fee $175, and includes a catered lunch.


Make Checks Payable to Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.

Tarheel Canine Training also accepts, Purchase Orders, Visa, MC, Amex & Discover.

To pay by credit card please call Jerry Bradshaw at 919-244-8044.


Return Registration Form & Seminar Fee of $175 to:

Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.

Legal Update Seminar Registration

PO Box 1694, Sanford, NC 27330.


Ramada Inn, BWI Airport

7253 Parkway drive

Hanover, MD 21076



Hotel Rooms are blocked for overnight stays before and after the conference until 2 weeks prior to the seminar. Please contact the hotel directly and ask for the K9 Legal Update Seminar rate.




Date: March 11, 2009

Time: 8am – 5pm (Check-in starting at 7am) Lunch from 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Location: Ramada BWI Airport, 7253 Parkway Drive, Hanover MD 21076

Rooms: $99 includes continental breakfast

Phone: 410-712-4300

Fax: 410-712-0921

Cost: $175 includes all materials and a full catered lunch.

Pre-registration is required by March 4, 2009

*Limited Capacity*



Jerry Bradshaw

Tarheel Canine Training, Inc.


Tel. 919-244-8044 (cell)

Fax. 443-817-0761


Seminar is classroom only. Please, no dogs in classroom.