Jim Vernon is the former chairman and founder member of the Drugs and Explosives Search Association (DESA). After leaving the British Army in the mid 70s, Jim has spent his time teaching CT-search, mostly utilising dog and handler teams. He has lectured, trained, supplied and provided services to law enforcement, military and private security in many sectors, including humanitarian and NGOs.
Jim came out of retirement to continue his push for better K9 CT-search standards. That includes lobbying politicians and decision-makers worldwide. He also writes and advises on training programmes and is a Level 4 Lead Internal Quality Assurance professional.