Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue

         

 

MEMBERS

 

 

      

  

Detective  

             

Mark  Holmes 

Port Arthur Police Department

         Mark is pictured here with "Boudreaux" and "Cooper"

Instructor - Mantrailing

     Mark is a twenty-two-year police officer currently assigned as a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division for the last 9 years. Prior to his current assignment, Mark was a Field Training Officer for eight years and is an entry team member on SWAT.. Mark is a firearms instructor, and a police academy instructor. Mark also holds the Master Peace Officer Certification from the State of Texas.

     Mark is a K-9 Handler/trainer for the City of Port Arthur, Texas Police Department.

     Involved in many high profile cases in Texas and Louisiana, Mark has worked major cases assisting the FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Office, Texas Rangers, and other federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies. Mark was the recipient of the 2002 Sophia Silva Award given for excellence in canine mantrailing, which led to the saving of a human life. A nationally recognized canine trailing instructor and member of the National Bloodhound Training Institute and the Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue. 

     Mark is the founder and president of Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue as well as the United States Mantrailing Association. Mark has taught canine mantrailing courses throughout the United States and has authored several articles relating to canine mantrailing.

     Mark handles two Bloodhounds. "Boudreaux" and "Cooper". 

                                                      

       

 

Detective 

       

Mickey Sterling

Port Arthur Police Department

 

  Instructor - Mantrailing

Mickey has trained  Bloodhounds since 1994. Founded the practice and authored the policy of bloodhound deployment for the Texas Dept of Criminal Justice - Institutional Division in 1995. 

     Mickey is a Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division of the Port Arthur, Texas Police Department.

     Mickey handles "Dixie" and Ranger.  Mickey has been involved in many high profile cases in Texas and Louisiana. Mickey is an Instructor for the National Bloodhound Training Institute and Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue.

Mickey with "Ranger" (at 4 months of age).

                           

 

 

 

Lieutenant

 

Roland Farrar 

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Mark Stiles Unit

                       

 

Roland has been employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years and is assigned to the Mark Stiles Prison in Beaumont, Texas. Roland has been a field Lieutenant for three years and currently runs two scent specific Bloodhounds named Ellie May and Jethro "Big Boy" Bodine.  

 Roland and partner "Big Boy"

 

  

 

Sergeant

 

Chad Whitehead

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Mark Stiles Unit

       

Chad has been employed with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for ten years and is assigned to work at the Mark Stiles Correctional Unit in Jefferson County Texas in the scent discrimination canine unit. Chad is a firearms instructor and a member of the "TRT" Tactical Response Team and is a  Bloodhound handler for the unit. Chad runs two Bloodhounds named Amos and Tracker. 

 

 

Chad is pictured here with "Tracker" and "Amos"

 

 

  

                 

 

Sergeant

      

Coy Collins 

Hardin County Sheriffs Office

 

Coy is an 20 year Law Enforcement veteran. Coy is the K-9 handler of female Bloodhounds Lizzie,  3yrs old, and Aggie 11 mo. Coy presently is assigned as a Sergeant for the Hardin County Sheriff's Dept. Coy is a crime scene photographer, a finger print specialist, and holds an instructors Certificate from TCLEOSE as well as an Intermediate Peace Officer Cert. Coy is also a Forensic Computer Data Analyst and is the Emergency Management Coordinator for the Hardin County Sheriff's Dept. 

   Coy pictured with "Lizzie"

        

Fred Perkins

Bloodhound Handler

 

         
Fred Perkins has been a member of Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue for three years.  Fred is the handler of two Bloodhounds. Fred's dedication to training and commitment to Bloodhound trailing is an inspiration to all. 

 

Fred is pictured with "Daisy" and "Dolly"

 

    

 

 

Corrections Officer

 

Wade Washburn

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Larry Gist Unit

 

   

Wade has worked for the Larry Gist State Prison in Jefferson County for 16 years and is a member of Texas Bloodhound Search and Rescue. Wade is currently assigned to work with the Mark Stiles State Prison Bloodhound Unit. Wade is the handler of two bloodhounds named "Crockett" and "Sergeant". 

 

Wade is pictured with his partner "Sergeant"

 

 

Corrections Officer

 

Brian Williams

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Gib Lewis Prison Unit

Brian works for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice at the Gib Lewis unit in Woodville, Texas. Brian is currently assigned to work with the Gib Lewis State Prison Bloodhound Unit. Brian is the handler of his Bloodhound partner "Buford".

 

Brian is pictured with his partner "Buford"

                        

 

TDCJ

 Kennel Sergeant

 

Chris Hill

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Hightower Unit

Chris has worked for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for 12 years and currently works at the Hightower Unit in Dayton, Texas as the Kennel Sergeant. Chris is currently assigned to work with his units Prison Bloodhound Unit. Chris is the handler his  Bloodhound partner named "Thunder".

 

Chris is pictured with his partner "Thunder"

 

Not pictured is Sgt. Shawn Perron.

 Shawn is a patrol sergeant as well as the K-9 sergeant for the Port Arthur Police Department.

 


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