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Charles Kirchner


Charles Kirchner, founder and head trainer or Canine Consultants Inc., has been training law enforcement canines for over 49 years. From 1960 to 1980 he served as a dog handler, canine instructor and senior trainer for the Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, D.C. He oversaw the development, training and management of their extensive canine division. At the height of it's operation, the division had close to 100 active canine units. He has canine units all over the world and has acted as an advisor for nearly every branch and agency of the United States Government.

During his employ at the Metropolitan Police he trained the worlds first true explosive detection dog and since retiring from the department in 1980, has remained very active in the field of service-dog training, teaching countless seminars and continuing to train patrol and detection canines for a number of police departments both domestically and abroad.

To contact Charles Kirchner:
Charles Kirchner
120 Englewood Drive
Inman, SC 29349-9661