Derek O’Rourke

Jesica Fleming

Director of Canine Training & Performance

Jesica Fleming is the Director of Training and Performance, she is responsible for the development of training protocols for new initiatives and enforcing standards in training programs and daily operations.  Jesica has extensive experience within the working dog industry serving in a variety of roles over the past decade.  Most recently serving with the USMC 3rd Law Enforcement Battalion as a Patrol Explosive Detection Dog Handler.  Her service also included the management and training of 13 assigned Military Working Dog Teams and served as one of two PEDD teams attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit and Force reconnaissance.

Her passion for canines began at a young age training advanced obedience.  She has served as lead trainer and instructor for Auburn University Canine Detection Training Center and AMK9.  She has been a valued member of various research projects in efforts to advance canine detection capabilities and facilitate a comprehensive understanding of learned scenting behaviors.  She was instrumental in the development and implementation of an off-leash directional control canine explosive detection program in 2011 to provide a solution to identified capability gaps in the U.S. Army and USMC Military Working Dog programs. Jesica is a key contributor to the development and improvement of our current canine selection process and has overseen the selection of 100’s of canines for detection training programs.  Jesica is credited for the training of over 2,000 detection canines.