9am - 6pm

South Africa

About Elmer Presa

  • Education/Schooling Certificate
  • Gender Male
  • Passport No and Expiry Date 00000
  • Nationality Philippines

About me

Managing the K9 Operations Programs for UNAMA. EDDT’s report for duty equipped and prepared to accomplish all assigned functions and tasks on daily basis. Ensure that K9 Office is well informed of all significant events pertaining to the EDDT and respond to emergency situations involving the K-9’s. Also maintain constant communication and support to the Country Operations Director. Responsible for monthly financial reporting and declarations to DAG Operations Manager. Proactively observe and implement effective

Provision of Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) Support to UNMAS Somalia PSC 3/2021 Update 2
management systems (Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling). Conduct in-country training of program explosives detection dogs. Provide on and off compound detection of explosive materials. Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs. Maintain the day-to-day health and welfare of assigned detection dogs. Maintain all assigned canine-related equipment. Maintain complete and thorough records associated with the EDD’s.

Education

  • 2021 - 2021
    Military Academy, Knights University of Ko'G

    Fundamentals of a Workplace First Aid Program

  • 2019 - 2019
    British Safety Council - Online

    General Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness

    Module 1 – Learners examine the basic legal duties and responsibilities of employees. Module 2 – Learners take a virtual journey through a workplace where they identify and fix a range of typical workplace hazards. Module 3 – Learners explore typical arrangements at work including emergency actions, first aid, incident reporting and personal protection. Module 4 – Learners consider the negative impacts of workplace activities on the environment and what can be done to reduce those impacts Learners must pass a short multiple-choice assessment to complete the course.

  • 2016 - 2016
    Philippine National Police - Philippines

    Explosive Ordnance Reconnaissance Agent (EORA)

  • 2013 - 2013
    North State K9 Academy of Tarheel K9 - USA

    K-9 Instructor Course

    I. K9 Selection Testing: Temperament, Health, Drives, Nerves for Dual Purpose & Single Purpose K9s II. Handler Selection: Physical Standards, Mindset III. Tactical Obedience Training A. Training in Drive B. Reward & Correction C. Practical Obedience Training 1. Heeling on and off leash 2. Motion exercises 3. Recalls 4. Hand Signals 5. Tactical use of Obedience. D. E-Collar Usage: Theory & Application E. Practical Agility Training 1. Jumping & Climbing 2. Slick Floors 3. Open Stairs F. Cross-Over Effects: Obedience Interactions IV. Patrol Functions: Training A. Tactical Deployment: Building Search, High Risk Scenarios. B. Drives & Drive Development C. Prey Drive Development D. Defense Drive Development E. Drive Channeling F. Protection Skills 1. Apprehension 2. Handler Defense 3. Out & Guard 4. Transports 5. Area Searches 6. Building Searches 7. Multiple Suspects 8. Passive Apprehensions 9. Call Backs & Call Off’s 10. Problem Solving Apprehension Work G. Decoy Training 1. Sleeve Work 2. Bite Suit 3. Hidden Sleeve and Civil Protection. V. Scent Work: Tracking & Trailing A. Scent Theory B. Scent Discrimination Tracking/Trailing 1. Hunt Drive Shaping 2. Beginning Trails 3. Scent Articles 4. Corners 5. Split Trails 6. Urban Tracking Basics 7. Problem Solving C. Article Search VI. Detection Science and Practical Application A. Narcotics Detection Theory B. Explosives Detection Theory & Handling C. Scent and Scent Behavior D. Training Aids Preparation and Contamination Issues E. “Pseudo” Aids, and Inert Training Aids F. “Real” Aids G. Multiple Imprint H. Fading Visual, Auditory, and Olfactory Cues I. Handler Activation of Hunting J. Shaping Hunting Behavior: Hide Placement K. The Alerts: Passive and Aggressive L. Reward from Source Training M. Deployments N. Vehicle Sniffs O. Luggage and Package Sniffs P. Building and Residence Sniffs Q. Warrant sniffs R. Miscellaneous Sniffs S. Blank Areas T. Currency (Narc) Sniffs U. Explosives Detection: Deployment Issues V. Narcotics Detection: Deployment Issues VII. Handler Courses: Teaching & Administration A. Matching K9s and Handlers B. Preparing a Curriculum C. Common handler Issues D. Correcting Handler Behavior E. Creating the Team Concept F. Setting up Training in Handler Course: Scenario Based Training G. Creating efficient scenarios H. Designing certification Problems I. In-Service Training Issues. VIII. Problem Solving A. Behavioral Foundations B. Changing Behavior: Reinforcement & Punishment C. Identifying Key Issues in Remediation Training D. Choosing Techniques for Remediation Process IX. Administration A. Case Law: Apprehension B. Case law: Narcotics C. Case law; Explosives D. Case Law Tracking/Trailing E. Case Law for Supervisors F. K9 Health & Welfare G. K9 Supervisor : Handler Selection, Unit Management, K9 Policies, Liability Issues. H. Record Keeping I. Training Regimen: Scenario Training, Remediation, Problem Solving.

  • 2010 - 2010
    Office for Transportation Security and Bantay K9 Security - Philippines

    Transportation Security K9 Evaluator Course - Explosive Detection

    Induction Training Handlers Requirements History of K9 Ideal Dog Breeds for K9 Works Basic Dog Psychology Basic Obedience Basic K9 Health and Sanitation K9 Management / K9 Wellness Kennel Management / Record Keeping Intro to Bombs, Bomb Components and IED. Bomb Threat Response Ethics and Professionalism Records and Certification Requirements Safe Handling of Training Aids for EDD and NDD Basic Handling Proper Lecture on Proper Training Aid Placement Introduction to Basic Agility Lecture Basic Points for K9 Teams Assessment and Preparation for Practical Exercises Odor Recognition Actual K9 Team Assessments and Practical Exercises Practicum and Simulation Activities Baggage, Luggage Search Ground/ Open Area search Vehicle search Room Search Actual Evaluation Test (Baggage Search and Room/Building Search) Actual Evaluation Test (Vehicle Search and Open Area Search)

Experience

  • 2021 - Present
    Dyck Advisory Group - Afghanistan

    Project Manager / Kennel Master

    Managing the K9 Operations Programs for UNAMA – United Nations Assistance Missions for Afghanistan Projects in Kabul UNAMA Compound, Kandahar, Kunduz, Gardez, Mazar E Sharif, Jalalabad, and UN Kabul - Airport K9 Operations. I ensure the EDDT’s report for duty equipped and prepared to accomplish all assigned functions and tasks on daily basis. Ensure that K9 Office is well informed of all significant events pertaining to the EDDT and respond to emergency situations involving the K-9’s. Also maintain constant communication and support to the Country Operations Director. Responsible for monthly financial reporting and declarations to DAG Operations Manager. Proactively observe and implement effective management systems (Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Directing and Controlling). Conduct in-country training of program explosives detection dogs. Provide on and off compound detection of explosive materials. Perform daily maintenance training (i.e., performance and explosives detection) and maintain training records for assigned detection dogs. Maintain the day-to-day health and welfare of assigned detection dogs. Maintain all assigned canine-related equipment. Maintain complete and thorough records associated with the EDD’s including, but not limited to: - Acquisition records (Monthly and Daily Training, operational and K-9 health records). - Training records, to include all records of when the dog was initially trained, to what standards, using what techniques, and by whom. - Testing records, to include whereby whom, and when the dog was certified prior to acceptance on the program, what explosive odor the dog was tested on, the results, any follow-on training, and all certification/recertification and validation testing. - Acquisition, storage, and disposal records of all explosive training aids used during the contract period.

  • 2020 - 2021
    HART - Afghanistan

    Kennel Master / Deputy Project Manager

    Assisting the Project Manager in running the Major Airport K9 Operations, Embassy’s, Hotels and UNHCR United Nations Higher Council for Refugee Afghanistan Projects. As a K9 Project Manager/ Kennel Master, I ensured the EDDT’s reported for duty equipped and prepared to accomplish all assigned functions and tasks. Kept informed of all significant events pertaining to the EDDT and responded to emergency situations involving the K9 operations. Maintained constant communication and support to the Country Operations Director Afghanistan. Acted as cover for the overall Project Manager/ Kennel Master when PM was on leave.

  • 2016 - 2020
    HART - Afghanistan

    Project Manager / Kennel Master

    As K9 Project Manager/ Kennel Master, responsible for project operations including handlers carrying out all tasks correctly and to standard. Maintained constant communication and provided support to the Country Operations Director for Afghanistan. Managed, planned, organized and certification of each K-9 team with the Afghanistan Operations. Provided K9 support to diplomatic missions, United Nation Missions and Aviation Security K9 Project. Supervised the training, care and feeding program of the K9’s through senior handler support team. Managed the administrative aspects regarding K9 in Afghanistan. Responsible and accountable for the tactical efficiency of K9 in Afghanistan. Ensured that proper K9 Medical Records maintained. Obtained all training support requirements. Supervised the Kennel Facility Maintenance. Planned and coordinated use of the dog teams. Managed the mission of each dog team, and coordinated the aid required to complete the mission. Developed and implemented a comprehensive EDDT training program. Made appropriate provisions for the health, safety, care of assigned dogs and ensured that each handler cared properly for their assigned dog. Where the ratio of dog to handler was greater than one, as Kennel Master ensured that each handler was properly trained to detect and interpret their dogs’ responses to explosives. Responsible for explosive training aid inventories and carried random inspections.

  • 2015 - 2016
    HART - Afghanistan

    K9 Team Leader

Languages

English
Intermediate
Tagalog
Proficient

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