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K9 Handling, Law Enforcement, Management, Speech, Communication, Security


Law enforcement officer Ryan Millbern can cite a host of accomplishments over his almost decade-long career. Starting his profession in 2002, Ryan Millbern accepted a position with the Specialized Protective Services as an Armed Guard. He soon left to join forces with Colorado’s Vail Police Department where he spent eight years working assorted roles such as Patrol Officer, Sergeant, Detective, and K9 Officer. In his time protecting the Town of Vail, he received a number of awards, including Outstanding Individual Dedication to DUI Enforcement by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Millbern also received such recognitions as the Bronze Medal of Meritorious Service in 2009 and the Silver Medal of Valor for in 2009 and 2010 for conspicuous bravery during an armed off-duty encounter as well as his response to a call of a homicide in progress. In 2011, he left Vail for a small town outside of Aspen when he joined the Basalt Police Department. Presently, Ryan Millbern functions as an Explosive Ordnance Detection (EOD) K9 Handler serving across the Middle East. He is a graduate of Highland Canine Training’s Advanced Narcotics Detection and Trailing Academy as well as the Southern Coast K9/AMK9 joint Explosive Detection Dog Academy. Millbern holds numerous professional certifications with over 1,400 hours of specialized law enforcement training in fields including K9, Investigations, Patrol, Firearms, and Supervision, and Terrorism. Prior to his law enforcement career, Ryan Millbern earned an Associate of Arts in Speech Communication from Santa Ana College and a Bachelor of Arts in Argumentation and Persuasion from California State University, Fullerton.

Work experience

May 2011Present

EOD K9 Handler

American K9 Detection Services
Jan 2011May 2011

Police Officer

Basalt Police Department
Dec 2002Nov 2010

Sergeant/Detective/K9 Officer

Vail Police Department




California State University, Fullerton