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Phone: (617) 755-8830

Email: info@ops15.com

Latest Threats

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

2/13/19 Superbugs Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments <span style="mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman"">By September of 2013, disease had already punished Meredith...

Trump declares national emergency

2/15/19 National emergency Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency, bypassing Congress to build a wall along the southern U.S. border, and setting up a legal challenge that could help...

Can Congress or the courts reverse Trump’s national emergency?

2/15/19 National emergency Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments President Donald Trump declared a national emergency to pay for the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, after Congress, in its new spending bill, denied him the...

Mark Linhard

Mark Linhard, a former US Marine Corps Sergeant, is a Trooper First Class and lead instructor for the CT State Police K9 Unit.  He has trained hundreds of dogs for basic patrol, search & rescue, bloodhound, narcotics, cadaver, accelerant and explosive detection.  He most recently co-developed the world’s first electronic storage detection K9.   His K9s serve departments across the country, including Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont State Police; FBI; Anchorage, Alaska PD; and CT Department of Corrections. He has also conducted K9 training for military and government agencies.

Mark, and his former partner, a German Shepherd named Bak, were part of the search and rescue team at Ground Zero in 2001.  And, in 2013, after crossing the finish line at the Boston Marathon, he quickly turned from marathoner to explosive detection K9 trainer and coordinator, working alongside the CT and MA State Police Bomb Squads during the Boston Marathon bombing.