Clandestine Graves and Cold Case Searches Seminar!

Workshop is full as of 1.13.2021.  Please check back to see if any spots open up.

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a 4 1/2 day seminar on Clandestine Graves and Cold Case Searches with instructor Paul Martin of HRD Specialized K9 Training, June 21 – 25th, 2021

  • This workshop is intended for certified HRD K9 Teams (limit one dog per handler) working in the unique environment of the Pacific Northwest.  Participants will:

  • Learn how to effectively work clandestine graves and cold cases under various environmental conditions;

  • Expand understanding of science , techniques, and theory used in the search for clandestine graves and evaluating areas to conduct cold case searches;

  • Learn how to advocate through educations of others on the use of enhanced resources for cold cases and clandestine graves.

Cost:  $550 per working spot (12 total); $450 for WA Residents (thanks to a grant from the Puget Sound Energy Foundation we are able to offer a scholarship subsidy to WA residents); $250 per observer spot (6 total).


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About Paul Martin

Paul S. Martin, M.A. is an anthropologist and K9 handler for History Flight, Inc. with K9 Ziva, where they assist in the search and recovery of missing American Service Members from foreign conflicts. He also provides archaeological consulting services.

He is an affiliate of the Society of American Archaeology, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, and is the past president of the National Network of Canine Detection Services. He is a member of the AAFS Standards Board Consensus Body for Dogs and Sensors. He is the cofounder of HRD Specialized K9 Training that was established in 2002.

He earned his B.S. in Anthropology with a concentration in Forensic Anthropology at Western Carolina University in 2011 and his M.A. at the University of Mississippi in 2015. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Memphis in the Department of Earth Sciences, where his dissertation research is centered on Cadaver Dogs and Ground-Penetrating Radar.


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