Kenneth D Licklider

Founder and Owner

Kenneth D Lichlider lg

Email: ken@vohneliche.com

Education

1991   Associates Degree in Science/Criminal Justice
    Community College of the Air Force
1987   Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy
    Air University, Maxwell, Alabama

Employment

1977
1993
  United States Air Force
  Law Enforcement Superintendent
  Oversaw day-to-day operations of law enforcement functions, including installation security, weapons system security, resource protection, corrections and police service dog program.
  Kennel Master
Supervised all police service dog operations for three military installations, including scheduling, training and shift functions.
  Police Service Dog Trainer
Trained K-9's and handlers in all facets of K-9 functions, including: patrol, agitation, bite, tracking/searching and narcotic and explosive detection in both passive and aggressive styles. This encompassed all manner of environmental concerns including, indoors, warehouses, drainage tunnels and hangers.
  Police Service Dog Handler
Conducted police and support operations as a K-9 handler. Trained in narcotics and explosives detection work as well as tracking and patrol work.
1992 - Present   Vohne Liche Kennels
Owner of police canine training facility. Train approximately 400 dogs and 150 handlers from 46 states and 20 foreign countries yearly, as well as the official trainers for Bermuda, the National Security Agency and Puerto Rico. Conduct training in tracking, apprehension and detection work as well as first aid, search and seizure and use of force issues. Specialize in narcotic and explosive passive response detection work. Conduct supervisors and trainers courses whereby supervisory officers are taught how to train canines and handlers in their department as well as spotting and correcting problem areas. Created Vohne Liche K-9 Securities deploying teams to Iraq, Afghanistan and other areas in support of Explosive Detector Dog missions worldwide.

Schools

   
  • 1977 United States Air Force Security Police Academy
  • 1977 Basic Patrol Dog School
  • 1979 Narcotic Detection K-9 Course
  • 1980 K-9 Supervisors School
  • 1981 Explosive Detection Course
  • 1981 United States Air Force NCO Leadership School
  • 1982 Law Enforcement Supervisors School
  • 1983 Law Enforcement K-9 Advanced Supervisors Course
  • 1985 USAF NCO Academy
  • 1985 SWAT Basic School
  • 1987 Senior NCO Academy
  • 1990 Total Quality Management School
  • 1992 Advanced Senior NCO Academy
  • 1994 Eden & Ney K-9 Academy-Police Service Dog Academy
  • 2000 National Explosives Detection Canine Conference
  • 2007 7th International Seminar on Detection Dogs, Fife, Scotland

Accomplishments

   
  • Provided Explosive Detection Support for President Reagan, President Ford, President Carter, President Bush, and President Clinton
  • 1st Place Air Training Command (USAF) M-16 Rifle Competition
  • 1st Place Air Training Command (USAF) K-9 Competition
  • 1st Place Worldwide Police K-9 Competition
  • Peacekeeper Challenge Team Member (USAF)
  • Provided Explosive Detection Support for Three Democratic Presidential Candidates During Visit to San Antonio, TX
  • Supervised Explosive Detector Dog Teams for Los Angles Olympic Games
  • Supervised 8 Explosive Detector Dog Teams During Secretary of State Schultz's Tour of Africa
  • Supervised 30 Explosive Detector Dog Teams For 10th Pan American Games
  • Supervised and Managed 19 Explosive Detector Dog Teams During The Pope's Visit to Los Angles
  • Provided Support to Kokomo, Indiana Police After Courthouse Bombing Resulting in Discovery of Location of Bomb Origin
  • Received Meritorious Service Medal From United States Air Force
  • Published Article, Oklahoma Narcotics Officer Magazine, 1997
  • Featured Article, Dog Sport Magazine, 1998
  • Official Trainer for the Country of Bermuda
  • Initiated NSA Police Service Dog Program, 1998
  • Initiated Puerto Rico Police Service Dog Program, 2000
  • Initiated Guatemala Police Service Dog Program, 2001
  • Initiated Qatar Police Service Dog Program, 2001
  • Founder and Publisher Magazine, American working Dog, Inc.
  • Provided Explosive Detector Dogs & Support, Federal Reserve Bank, WDC,
  • Provided Explosive Detector Dogs & Support, U.S. State Department, WDC,
  • Provided Explosive Detector Dogs & Support, IRS Fresno, CA,
  • Provided Explosive Detector Dogs and Support, Dept. of State, Afghanistan in Support of the State Dept. Mission protecting Afghanistan’s President Karzai. Provided explosive Detector Dogs, Personally escorting K-9 and personnel, implementing mission on site.
  • Instructor on site, Explosive Detection Course for US Embassy and Guatemalan Army Canine unit.
  • Instructor/ Trainer, 14 Explosive Detection canine and Course, Personally escorting K-9 and Personnel, implementing mission on site, Africa
  • Instructor / Trainer Explosive Canine for Puerto Rico Police Service and Prison System
  • Traveled on site to capitol working with national police and assisted in the implantation at New Detector Dog Program, 2004
  • Selected from nations top trainers to the SWGDOG board as a member of the Substance Detector Dog committee in June 2005. Attended annual meeting in 2007.
  • Brazil, selected by U.S. Embassy to travel to Brazil in support of Pan Am Games preparations. Trained 30 EDD handlers and dogs.

Seminars Taught

   
  • 1994 K-9 Administrators Course
  • 1995 Indiana Law Enforcement K-9 Association Work Day Event
  • 1996 4th Annual Spring K-9 Seminar
  • 1996 Sunshine State K-9 Training Seminar
  • 1996 Northern Ohio K-9 Officers Assn. Problem Solving Seminar
  • 1996 5th Annual Fall K-9 Seminar, Anderson, IN
  • 1997 LAPD Police Service Dog Seminar
  • 1997 Camp Gruber, Oklahoma
  • 1997 Spring Seminar, Louisville, KY
  • 1998 Police Service / Detector Dog Seminar, South Haven, MS
  • 1998 Police Service / Detector Dog Seminar, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1999 Oklahoma Spring Training Seminar, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 1999 Sevierville Spring Training Seminar, Sevierville, TN
  • 1999 Police Service / Detector Dog Seminar, South Haven, MS
  • 2000 Bermuda Police Drug Dog Seminar, Bermuda
  • 2000 Police Service/Detector Dog Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2000 Police Service/Detector Dog Seminar, South Haven, MS
  • 2000 Police Service/Detector Dog Seminar, Iowa Dept. of Corrections, Central City, Iowa
  • 2001 Dual Purpose Seminar, Los Angeles Co. Police, Burbank, CA
  • 2001 Dual Purpose Seminar, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2001 Judge The World Police & Fire Games
  • 2001 Sponsor VLK / Muncie P.D. K-9 Olympics, IN
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Sevierville, TN
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Daytona, FL
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Highpoint, NC
  • 2002 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Bermuda
  • 2003 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Lo Angeles, CA
  • 2003 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Wausau, WI
  • 2003 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2003 Explosive Detector Dog Training, Puerto Rico
  • 2003 Trainer, Quarterly Visits and Validation Training, US State Department, Wash. DC
  • 2001 - 2003 Conducted Central American Detector Dog Trainers Course annually
  • 2003 Algeria – Traveled to Algeria met with Ranking Governments and military officials advising them on fourteen (14) new explosive dogs and handlers who were trained at our facility.
  • 2003 Explosive Seminar, U.S. Embassy, Guatemala
  • 2004 Conducted Seminars Bermuda, FL, TN, State Dept WIC, California
  • 2004 Trained and placed over forty (40) Explosive K-9 and handlers in Iraq.
  • 2004 Dual Purpose Explosive Seminar three (3) weeks – Guatemala
  • 2005 Dual Purpose Explosive and Drug Seminar – Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2005 Training and placement of EDD with Afghanistan handlers at Kabul.
  • 2005 Explosive Seminar, Hamilton County, OH
  • 2006 CNCA Narcotic and Explosive Annual Conference, Burbank, CA
  • 2006 Explosive and Drug Detection Seminar, Ft. Pierce, FL
  • 2006 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Logan, UT
  • 2006 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, High Point, NC
  • 2007 Invictus Law Dog, Las Vegas, UT
  • 2007 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • 2007 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • 2007 LACPCA Seminar, Burbank, CA
  • 2007 Judge at the Las Vegas Dog Competition
  • 2008 Invictus Law Dog, Las Vegas, UT
  • 2008 CNCA Narcotic and Explosive Annual Conference, Burbank, CA
  • 2008 Dual Purpose Detector Dog Seminar, Logan, UT
  • 2008 Dual Purpose Detector dog Seminar, Harriman, TN
  • 2009 CNCA Narcotic and Explosive Annual Conference, Burbank, CA
  • 2009 Law Dog Seminar, Las Vegas, NV
  • 2009 H.I.T.S. Seminar, Louisville, KY
  • 2009 Okeechobee Seminar, Okeechobee, FL
  • 2010 Law Dog Seminar, Las Vegas, NV

Professional Associations

   
  • North American Police Work Dog Assn. (NAPWDA)
  • ADPDA (KNPV in the United States)
  • Indiana Sheriff's Association
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • NNDDA (National Narcotic Detector Dog Association)
  • IPWDA (Indiana Police Work Dog Association)
  • American Working Dogs, Founder, Publisher of American Working Dog Magazine