March 11 - 13, 2018
Pullman Hotel San Francisco Bay, Redwood City, CA

Ian Polhemus

Detective K-9 Handler
City of Seattle
Ian has been a member of the Seattle Police Department since 1992, serving his first 10 years in patrol, including 6 years as a field training officer. In 2002 Ian was reassigned to the Metropolitan Division where he served the next 5 years as a patrol canine handler with his partner, Police Dog Kaiser. In November 2007 Ian was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICACTF) where he was responsible for the investigation and follow-up of crimes relating to online child sexual exploitation. In August 2015, and having had enough of child sexual exploitation cases, Ian returned to his K9 roots and was selected to handle SPD’s first Electronic Storage Detection K9 (ESD). Following the investigation and subsequent arrest of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, with the assistance of a black lab named “Bear”, Ian reached out to the trainer and initiated a plan to purchase Bear and bring him back to Seattle. Since September of 2015 Ian and Bear have continued to support the ICACTF where they focus on assisting investigators in the recovery of digital evidence that might otherwise have gone undetected, but for the power of the nose!


11:30 AM Integration of the Electronic Storage Detection K-9

This session will introduce attendees to the newest concept in K-9 training that has a technology component to it within the cyber crime fight. It will provide an overview of the Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) K-9 program as well as discuss both the law enforcement and civilian applications in today’s evolving physical and cyber security world.
Following the investigation and subsequent arrest of Subway pitchman Jared Fogle, with the assistance of a black lab named “Bear”, Ian reached out to the trainer and initiated a plan to purchase Bear and bring him back to Seattle.

Since September of 2015 Ian and Bear have continued to support the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, where they focus on assisting investigators in the recovery of digital evidence that might otherwise have gone undetected, but for the power of the nose!



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