Opal Kocher

Opal Kocher
Category: Team USA
INBTI-Operator: President, Instructor, Evaluator
Company: Police - USAF. SAR
training provided: Mantrailing, Evaluations
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country: Virginia


Opal Kocher

President/Instructor INBTI

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• Associates degree, Electronic Communications Technology


• Instructed in 4 countries (United States, Hungary, Italy, Germany, England)

• Instructed in 8 US states (VA, NY, NJ, KS, MD, TX, GA, WI)

• Instructed Law Enforcement handlers from Hungary, Italy, Germany, England, New York, Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland, Wyoming, Pennsylvania,


• 2016 – Present: INBTI President

• 2009-Present: INBTI Instructor 

• 2014 – 2016: INBTI Vice President



Instructor Bio/testimonial:

I have had the unique opportunity to work mantrailing K9s using The Kocher Method since I was 7 years old.  As an Instructor myself, I have seen the success of students of mine who have grown in their knowledge and ability to become INBTI assistant instructors.  Who have become so dedicated to TKM they want to share their knowledge to help others and eventually are promoted to Instructors. Most importantly though, students who have gotten dispatched to a search and have both contributed successfully to the search for information and also have had lifesaving finds. I believe that in all of this the Glory goes to God because it is His plan.  The success goes to the handler for putting in the countless hours.  And as an INBTI instructor I have just a tiny piece of it all.

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