I have been regarded as one of the foremost experts in the country today in canine encounters and less lethal technology towards animals. With over 38 years in Public Safety, I have trained officers throughout the United States at the Local, State and Federal levels of Law Enforcement, Animal Control, Firefighters and EMS personnel.

I'm currently a member of the National Dangerous Animal Task Force and have worked in the field of Public Safety since 1979; and held titles such as Certified Animal Control Officer, Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, Deputy Marshall, Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Humane Law Enforcement Officer, Inspector, Investigator, Police Dispatcher and Special Deputy Sheriff.

I've written several articles and also two books, “Surviving the Canine Encounter” and “A Guidebook to Investigating Animal Cruelty”; I'm working on his third and forth book, “Hand to Paw Combat” and "Animal Borne Attacks". I have been called in as an Expert Witness for various cities, county, state and federal government agencies, and received several recognitions from various agencies with my assistance for helping animals in their time of need; such incidents were during the September 11, 2001 attacks of the World Trade Center in New York City, Florida Hurricanes in 2004 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the 2015-2016 California Wildfires.

I'm a member of the National Disaster Animal Response Team (NDART), National Illegal Animal Fighting Task Force (NIAFTF), National Search Dog Alliance (NSDA), International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST), International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), Sheriff’s Association of Texas (SAT) and the National Sheriff’s Association (NSA), and the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Canine Encounter training committee.

My training methods have been accredited by numerous law enforcement agencies across the United States. Many of these departments and associations have rated my training methods as professional and informative for all law enforcement officers across the United States and should be a must for all law enforcement.

Welcome to Canine Encounters by Jim Osorio, as recent incidents of dogs being shot by law enforcement inflame public passions, I offer state-of-the-art training to better equip officers in dealing with potentially aggressive dogs.

My training class, "Canine Encounters by Jim Osorio.” Instructed by Jim Osorio, I have been nationally recognized as an expert in police encounters with dogs since 2005, my training is being offered throughout the United States at a low cost. I have also offered my class as a Train-The-Trainer class in the past in several States.

This class, which continues my commitment to ensure that every officer Nationwide have the best trained law enforcement professionals in the nation, I have instructed officers how to recognize canine aggression and interpret body language. Officers will learn defensive tactics and how to use less-than-lethal techniques to control dogs.

Police officers have long had to deal with dogs as part of their day-to-day duties and the overwhelming majority of these encounters are handled without incident.

I have always rejected the idea that police officers are out there looking for opportunities to kill dogs. The truth is that officers have not had access to a full array of options when it comes to handling there encounters with these dogs.

But with today's around-the-clock news cycle and near universal access to social media, reports of deadly force actions against dogs spread quickly and pressure mounts on law enforcement agencies and elected officials to take action.

I believe that more training will reduce the number of dog shootings Nationwide.

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