Maximum K9 Detection Handler
Richard Monroe Jr. is a retired (2011) New York City Corrections Officer with 25 years of service. He was assigned to the Emergency Service Unit (S.W.A.T.) and held the title of Special Weapons and Tactics Instructor. Richard Monroe has trained extensively in the field of Law Enforcement. He is a certified instructor in many vital topics that are the structural foundations of Law Enforcement/ Emergency Services. His certifications include but are not limited to the following: Lethal and Non Lethal Use of Force Tactics, Ballistic operations, Chemical Agents and Defensive Sprays, Confined Space Rescue, High Security Escorts, Defensive Tactics, Hazmat and Executive Protection. His extensive training also involved training with NYC Department of Corrections K-9 Unit. This training enhanced his K-9 training/ handling skills on a personal and professional level. Personally, he has been raising and training his K-9’s for many years.
Richard Monroe has trained and certified N.Y.P.D. Emergency Service Unit, Suffolk County Corrections,Bergen County Sheriff’s Department S.E.R.T. Team, U.S. Marshals and Norfolk Virginia Sheriff’s Department. His other accomplishments include: successful completion of N.Y.P.D. Emergency Service Unit Specialized Training School (class of 2000). A team leader and participant assigned to the World Trade Center rescue and recovery operation,Ground Zero Site 9/12/01 to 9/12/02. As well as the rescue and recovery operation of American Airline Flight #587 on 10/11/01.
In July of 2012 Mr. Monroe continued his law enforcement career by accepting a job with Secur-it (Security Company). Who was awarded the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement Contract, New York. His title was Lieutenant/ Commanding Officer and was responsible for supervising the daily operations of a staff consisting of approximately 50 officers/contractors who transported detainees between New York and New Jersey. He also was responsible for hiring new personnel, annual training, writing SOP’s for all posts, overtime and budget demands as per DHS contract. Lieutenant Monroe successfully remained in this title until March of 2018 when the contract ended.