Captain (Ret.) - Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy
Nebraska State Patrol
Captain Mike Kerby, former Commander of the Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Training Academy, retired in December of 2013 after serving 35 years with the NSP.
Mike began his career with the NSP in 1978, stationed in Fremont, NE. In 1987, Mike transferred to Omaha. In 1982, he was promoted to sergeant and moved to Lincoln to work at the Nebraska State Patrol Training Academy. From 1987 until 1999, he worked in the training division. In April 1999, he took over as Lieutenant of the Police Service Dog Division, after already working with patrol dogs for 10 years.
Mike received numerous awards, including Nebraska State Patrol Group Citation Awards and the Nebraska State Patrol’s Distinguished Service Award.
Throughout the years, Mike accumulated countless hours of training in areas of defensive tactics, special weapons and tactics (SWAT), and police service dogs.
Mike is an internationally recognized instructor and highly respected trainer of police service dogs. He has taught in Australia, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom, as well as throughout the U.S. In 1998, he became one of a handful of Americans selected to judge at the International Police Dog Championships in Lübeck, Germany. He’s a teacher of judges — the highest rank within the German canine training system.
In October of 2015, Mike became a Staff Instructor at the Nebraska Law Enforcement Training Center, allowing him to continue sharing his knowledge and expertise with local, county and state police recruits.
Course Topics: K-9 Problem Solving, K-9 Unit Supervision