Dog Search and Rescue since 1991
RI State Police 1990 – present
Member: RI USAR Team (Search Team Manager since 2002), International Police Work Dog Association IPWDA (Master Trainer), New England State Police Administrators Conference (NESPAC)
Matt is a 23-year veteran with the RI State Police and has been involved in SAR and K9 training since 1991. He is also a K9 trainer for the RI State Police and developed their first SAR K9 program. Matt has worked as a co-instructor with Andy Rebmann and Marcia Koenig since 1997 and trained K9 teams in cadaver, wilderness, disaster, water, trailing and article search. Matt created the first Canine SAR standards for the RI State Police and the State of RI.
Matt has traveled to different parts of the world to work on cases with his canines looking for missing persons and military personnel still listed as missing in action. He has conducted searches in various areas of the United States and in Vietnam, Columbia and Bolivia South America.
Classes taught: Airscent/Wilderness, Article search, Cadaver, Disaster