Paul F. Ludwig, IV - Officer (Retired - 25 years of service)

OWNER IrondogK9 & K9GUARDIANS - King George, Virginia

WRITER/DIRECTOR 2015 FILM "K9GUARDIANS"

    POST RETIREMENT (2014 - Current)

  • K9 Trainer George Mason University Police Department 2018-current
  • K9 Seminar Class Instructor Australia 2017,2018
  • K9 Seminar Class Instructor England 2018
  • K9 Seminar Class Instructor Wales 2018
  • K9 Seminar Class instructor Ireland 2018
  • K9 Seminar Class Instructor USA (Multiple States) 2014-2019>

    K9 HANDLER/TRAINER (1999 - 2014)

    • Certified Law Enforcement Canine Trainer
    • District of Columbia Council of Governments K9 SWAT integration Trainer
    • Trains and certifies canines through the USPCA (United Stated Police Canine Association)
    • Trains and certifies multi-jurisdictional canine teams in Detector training (Narcotics, Explosive)
    • K9 Handler of six different partners over K9 career as a handler and trainer. Three German Shepherds and Three Belgian Malinois. All K9's handled were regionally and nationally certified.
    • Trained and Decoyed for the MTPD national team in the USPCA nationals held in Punta Gorda, Florida 2012
    • Trained and Decoyed for the MTPD national team in the USPCA nationals held in New Orleans, Louisiana
    • 2011 Received Meritorious Service award for the K9 apprehension of a suspect wanted for Assault on a Police Officer in which the suspect disarmed the officer of his weapon and was in possession of two additional handguns
    • Received nomination and awarded Officer of the Year 2005 for apprehensions of three armed suspects firing their weapons in an attempt to murder a police officer
    • Received nominations and awarded Officer of the Quarter for the first quarter in 2003 relating to multiple narcotics distribution cases
    • Honored with the Meritorious Service Awards in 1991, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2011
    • Police "Officer of the Year" in 1993
    • Received commendations from the A.T.F. for aiding in the recovery of dozens of stolen handguns after a local gun store burglary
    • Completed the F.B.I. Post Blast School in 2002
    • Successfully completed an explosive detection school and certified an explosive detection canine in December 2002
    • Received commendations from the District of Columbia’s U.S. Attorney’s Office for apprehending three Attempted Murder/serial sexual assault suspects
    • Received commendations from Prince Georges County Police Department for utilizing my patrol canine to locate/recover a handgun which was used in the attempted murder of a Prince Georges County Police Officer
    • Competed in the USPCA National trials held in Florida in 2000 and won fourth place police team in the Nation
    • Certified 6 separate canines with national points through the USPCA (Patrol, Narcotics and Explosives) throughout my K9 career
    • Completed U.S. Park Police’s narcotics school in 2000 while successfully cross training my patrol canine for narcotics
    • Received several additional commendations while utilizing my patrol canine during criminal arrests / investigations involving Robbery, Auto Theft and Narcotics
    • Trained and Decoyed for the MTPD national team in the USPCA nationals held in Punta Gorda, Florida 2000
    • Graduated “Top Dog” in Montgomery County with K-9 “Hutch” out of several competing police departments
    • Continue to make quality arrests for felony narcotics distribution cases and auto theft crimes

    MOTORCYCLE OFFICER (1995 - 1999)

    • Assigned to the Auto Theft Unit
    • Worked side by side with canine teams assigned to the Auto Theft Unit
    • Certified through the Maryland State Police Motorcycle Instructor School as a Police Motorcycle Instructor in which I graduated top of class
    • Maintained a high level of quality arrests involving felony vehicle thefts and narcotics distribution / possession
    • Utilized and improved my investigator skill's with suspect’s/defendant’s by closing many cases and obtaining several written confessions.
    • Four year competitor of the Patrol Officers Competition in which I was awarded several individual and team trophies throughout the years including overall “Top Cop” in 1999

    BICYCLE OFFICER (1992 - 1995)

    • Maintained a high level of quality arrests involving narcotics distribution and robberies
    • Honored as “Officer of the Quarter” in 1993
    • Honored as “Officer of the Year” for 1993
    • Honored with the Meritorious Service Award in 1994

    PLAIN CLOTHES OFFICER / NARCOTICS DETAIL (1991 - 1992)

    • Assigned to narcotics investigations
    • Graduated the DEA Drug Enforcement Agency School through Fairfax County Police Department in March 1992
    • Gained experience with drug interdiction while working throughout the Tri-state area in a plain clothes capacity
    • Maintained a high level of quality arrests involving narcotics distribution and possession
    • Assisted several agencies with multi-jurisdictional arrests involving interstate narcotics transporting

    PATROL OFFICER (1989 - 1991)

    • Worked a variety of assignments including plain clothes details involving forgery uttering and robbery / pickpocket details
    • Honored as “Officer of the Quarter” in 1991
    • Maintained a high level of quality arrests involving forgery / uttering and robbery / pickpocket

    TRAINING (1989 - PRESENT)

    • Certified USPCA Canine Trainer/Judge
    • C.O.G. District of Columbia SWAT/K9 Integration Instructor
    • NVCJA (Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy) Certified Instructor
    • Drug Enforcement Agency School
    • Certified P.A.T.R.I.O.T (Anti-Terrorism) Trainer
    • FBI Post Blast School
    • Trainer Certification PD-1 U.S. Park Police
    • U.S. Park Police Patrol Dog Academy
    • USPCA Certified Montgomery County Maryland Patrol Canine School
    • USPCA Certified MTPD Detector Canine School
    • U.S. Park Police Canine Narcotics School
    • Maryland State Police Certified Police Motorcycle Instructor
    • NVCJA Motorcycle School
    • Police Motorcycle Training
    • Police Bicycle School

    INTERESTS

    Two time Ironman Lake Placid Competitor/Finisher (2014 and 2008) Completion of the Lake Placid Ironman triathlon in 2008 was an achievement I am extremely proud of. I have continued to train and complete various marathons and triathlons in my region in the past 20 years in the effort to strive for excellent fitness and strength.

    I have and will always maintain a high level of physical fitness throughout my career to meet the demands of these positions I have held. I consider myself emphatic, strong willed, decisive, and one who continues to enjoy challenge.

    I continue to gain great enjoyment from working with canines and their handlers. I continually strive to improve myself as a trainer with lifelong learning, and believe, “It's what you learn after you think you know it all that counts.”

Paul F. Ludwig, IV - Officer (Retired - 25 years of service)

OWNER IrondogK9 & K9GUARDIANS - King George, Virginia

WRITER/DIRECTOR 2015 FILM "K9GUARDIANS"

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