Derek O’Rourke

Dan Hittesdorf

Director of West Coast Operations

Dan has been in law enforcement for 23 years, 15 of which were spent working with canines.   He established the canine program within his police department and effectively attained grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security to support the program.  With the additional funding, he was able to establish multi-state programs within his department.  After retiring as Chief of Police from his department, Dan ran his own company providing canine services to such organizations as Knott’s Berry Farm, Snap Chat, and events such as the Grammys, the Golden Globes, American Music Awards, YouTube Awards and NBA Awards.  He is a member of the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA),  Los Angeles Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF); International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), and International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI).