A Professional Consulting
 & Detection
Canine Group



Jerry Matt


JANUARY 17, 1945 - DECEMBER 31, 2008     


               JERRY MATT Jerry was one of the two original founders of K.I.D.S. INC., He served as ourOur puppies always enjoy the attention Vice President, Chief Consultant and Senior Trainer for over (11) years.  Jerry retired as a supervisor/trainer of narcotic canine detection teams for a Drug Enforcement Agency task force in California Prior to coming to K.I.D.S., Inc.  His (34) years in law enforcement were dominated by his (28) years as a narcotics task force supervisor, the past (18) of that has been as a trainer/handler of narcotic detection canines.  During this time he was appointed as a member of the law enforcement and education cadre in California.  He was a 1996 graduate of the US Border Patrol National Canine Facility Instructors course for detection canines, founding board member, past president and training coordinator for the California Narcotics Canine Association (C.N.C.A.), past certifying official for the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association and C.N.C.A.  In 1989 he graduated from the National Danish Police detector dog instructors´┐Ż course in Arhus, Denmark.  He was recognized internationally as an instructor and consultant.  In addition, Jerry served as a qualified expert witness on a state and federal level in the training and handling of narcotic detection canines.  He had received numerous citations and awards recognizing his expertise in the field of narcotics interdiction.   *Jerry's training techniques and professional standards are, and will continue to be trained and practiced by those of us at K.I.D.S. INC. Jerry Matt was a close personal friend, partner and colleague of mine and I had the honor of first meeting Jerry in Edinburg, Texas back in 1989.  Since 1992, Jerry and I have worked closely together to bring together one of the most recognized detection canine companies in the nation and more important, recognized for our professional standards and training.  Although Jerry will truly be missed, his kind heart and strong influence in the detection canine industry will NEVER be forgotten.

 Steven K. Essler, K.I.D.S., Inc. President and CEO.


Steve Essler
Jerry Matt
Bruce Johnson

Executive Staff



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