Instructor: K-9/ICE Sergeant Gary Simpson
Criminal Justice Degree from Southwestern College
With 20 years of experience in Law Enforcement to include; Patrol Officer, Gang Investigator, Narcotics Investigator, B.L.E.T. Instructor and 16 years as an Interstate Criminal Interdiction Officer with 8 of those years as an active K-9 handler.
Current Assignment: ICE Team K-9 Sergeant, working I-77 and I-40 through Iredell County, NC. Simpson is an Advanced Criminal Interdiction Instructor through the Department of Homeland Security as well as part-time TFO assigned to US Customs DHSI Charlotte.
Sgt. Simpson has recorded over 3700 training hours with a strong focus in Advanced Criminal Interdiction. He has conducted multi-state training from Colorado to Florida in the field of Criminal Interdiction dealing with bulk currency seizures, narcotic seizures, use of K-9 and hidden compartments. This extensive interdiction training has led him to work some of the major interstates in the country to include I-40, I-77, I-85, I-10, I-95, I-64 and many other highways in small rural counties. Simpson has also been an active instructor for US Customs and the NCEA (National Criminal Enforcement Association) for several years in the field of Advanced Patrol & Criminal Interdiction.
Simpson’s interdiction career began in Forsyth County, NC where he was a supervisor and active team member of the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Team. During his interdiction career, he has been involved in numerous record breaking seizures in North Carolina. Simpson has conducted hundreds of “cold traffic stops” that resulted in high volume seizures of Marijuana, Heroin, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Cocaine along with millions of dollars in US Currency and stolen property. During his interdiction efforts Simpson has discovered and been exposed to hundreds of hidden compartment/trap vehicles from CMV to passenger cars. Through testimony in the federal court system on the use of K-9, Simpson was deemed an expert in the field of Criminal Interdiction and in the use of his partner K-9 Kas. Sgt. Simpson continues “Fighting the War” with the ICE Team on a daily basis in Iredell County, NC with his new K-9 partner Abby.