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Meet the Team

"Canis Fidelis"

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Brandon Ihde

Owner / K9 Handler

Born and raised in Montana, Brandon has been involved in law enforcement since 2004 and has two AAS degrees in law enforcement and an Advanced certificate from Montana POST.  Brandon has been with his current agency since 2007 with specialties in DUI enforcement, drug interdiction, firearms instruction, Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and K9 handling.  Due to Brandon's background he understands case-law, has successful cases and can testify where other contractors can't.

Brandon was selected as the 2012 Officer of the Year by his agency and has received seven Awards of Merit for his DUI enforcement efforts and is the Chair of the Yellowstone County DUI Task Force.  Brandon has successfully written grant applications securing over $175,000 in funding for Montana law enforcement and is the administrator of a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) grant program covering multiple law enforcement agencies.  In addition to his law enforcement career, Brandon has approximately 14 years of EMS and several years of firefighting experience.

Brandon takes pride in his community and regularly attends local community, school and sports events while continuing to participate in public K9 demonstrations upon request.

Brandon volunteers with several non-profit law enforcement organizations including the Mason Moore Foundation and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

K9 Mira

Narcotics/Tracking Specialist

K9 Mira ("MEER-ah") is a German Short-haired Pointer (GSP) born in Hungary and the K9 where K316 Detection all started.  K9 Mira is trained to detect marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin.  K9 Mira is a 2020 graduate of Shallow Creek Kennels Class 141 and has certified with her handler 3 times in narcotics-detection and tracking through North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) during her law enforcement career.

K9 Mira was involved in countless local, state and federal investigations resulting in the seizure of large amounts of controlled substances as well as the forfeiture of thousands of dollars used in drug trafficking.  K9 Mira has numerous successful seizures where heavy deception and masking techniques were used to avoid K9 detection.

In 2022 K9 Mira's agency retired her following changes in marijuana legislation.  K9 Mira was purchased by her handler to continue her work in the area school systems.

K9 Mira developed a large following due to her team's involvement in the community and on social media and was featured in the book Tails of Montana published in 2022.

Visit K9 Mira on Facebook and Instagram!


K9 Arrow

Explosives Specialist

K9 Arrow is a German Short-haired Pointer (GSP) born in eastern Montana in summer of 2022.  K9 Arrow was trained internally within K316 Detection LLC and has several odors including GUNPOWDER with more continuing to be added.  K9 Arrow has concert venue deployment experience with several well-known celebrities and has a big future ahead of her.

Visit K9 Arrow on Facebook and Instagram!

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