Chuck Pipkin has been involved in the Law Enforcement industry for over 20+ years, 16 as an officer and K9 handler. He was a member and Trainer of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s department, K-9 Unit. Chuck also has extensive training with firearms including: range master, armor, less lethal and taser instructor.
In 2015 Chuck retired from the Sheriff’s department. He was hired by a large police dog vender from Southern California as a trainer for law enforcement canine teams in northern California, southern Oregon and Nevada.
Also during that time Chuck and his wife of 30+ yrs opened their own training facility in northern California that included Foundation First K9 and a non-profit organization called Post Traumatic Service Dogs.
To this day the two companies listed are providing police service dogs to agencies both in the United States as well as over overseas. The non-profit has trained and placed several personal services dogs to people suffering with PTSD and TBI to assist with everyday tasked they are unable to accomplish on their own.
In 2017 Chuck and his family relocated their training facility to Jacksonville Florida and continued training at the new facility that includes: 6.5 acres of fenced secure property, including a 10 dog indoor/outdoor kennel, indoor training facility. The facility has an odor detection wall and scent boxes for both narcotics and explosive detection training. Access to vehicles for detection as well as patrol dog training, 3 acres dedicated to tracking, area searches and search and rescue training.
In 2018 Chuck joined with Paris Nicholson III and the KOPS staff. He has been tasked with training dogs and handlers in all the protection aspects of the dual purpose canine teams. This includes safety and fist aid, equipment use and care, canine decoy work and tactical canine deployment. Chuck also travels to the Caribbean to conduct regularly scheduled K-9 maintenance training.
Chuck was a dual purpose dog handler so he has extensive knowledge in the odor detection side of the canine team as well.
Chuck is also a member of:
California Police Officer’s Standards of Training (POST) canine trainer/evaluator
Protection Sports Association (PSA)
US Schutzhund association (USSA)