Michael Szelc

Michael Szelc
Category: Team USA
INBTI-Operator: Vice President, Instructor, Evaluator
Company: Police - Pittsylvania Sheriffs Office
training provided: Mantrailing
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country: Virginia


Michael A. Szelc
  INBTI Vice President, Instructor, Evaluator
  Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office


  • 2007- Present: Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office
    • Sergeant K-9 Unit
  • 2008- Present: INBTI instructor


  • Hound used for search of missing persons, crime scene evidence gathering, criminal searches
  • INBTI mantrailing certification
  • VPWDA Certification
  • NPWDA Certification
  • Old Dominion Mantrailing Completion
  • Tactical mantraling level 2-completion Handler/K-9 Team




 While being a K-9 handler with the Sheriff’s Office from 2007-present I have encountered highs and lows, things to celebrate and things that have saddened. I have been involved with several criminal cases, evidence searches, and missing person cases. We have successfully located people that want to be found, people that didn't and persons that need to be found. I was fortunate enough to trained using The Kocher Method by Kevin in 2007. TKM is the easiest, most fundamentally sound method there is. Not saying other methods don't work, TKM is less complicated, simplified, and understandable. You are taught to read and trust you partner to receive an outcome with positive results.