Crime Scene September 17-19, 2023 * Eligible for Spike’s School Sponsorship

HRD Crime Scene

September 17-19, 2023

Target Audience: Certified teams or teams that have a minimum of 12 months HRD land experience and dog must have a solid trained final response. Teams that are currently working or training towards being able to deploy to criminal cases.

Topics:  This 2.5 day workshop will be a combination of classroom and field work. Classroom presentations will cover documentation for training logs and search reports, and communicating findings with AHJs.

Field work will focus on building search, vehicle search, wilderness search for evidence, low threshold odors (blood, decomp, bone), trace, up to large source. Participants will have the opportunity to work blind and known searches.

Availability: Space is limited to 30 working spots. Unlimited auditor spots available.

Schedule: September 17, 0900 – 1600

September 18, 0900 – 1600

September 19, 0800 – 1200

Cost: Working Spot (1 dog only) $450, Auditor Spot $150

Meals: Lunches will be provided day 1 and 2

Location: Waynesville, OH

Hotels: A block of rooms will be held near the training site. Upon completing your registration, you will receive an email with hotel information so that you can reserve your room.

1. Dog must be at least 12 months old and have at least 6 months of HR training at the time of the workshop. Dog must have a solid trained final response.
2. You should have, or be preparing to take a HRD Land certification from a national or state agency. If you have a current certification a copy can be uploaded during the registration process.
3. Dog must be current on core vaccinations per AAHA Core Vaccines: Rabies, and Combination vaccine (Distemper, Adenovirus-2, Parvovirus, +/- Parainfluenza). Current titers also accepted. Information can be found at:

Copies can be emailed to and must be provided at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

Payment must be received for registration to be complete. Once the registration form is complete you will receive a receipt and email confirmation.

Working Spot


Auditor Spot