Michael S. Gould Expert Witness
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Dogs and Police Practices & Procedures

Specialty Focus: Dog bites, canine forensics, scent dog detection work, explosives canine work, bomb dog work, cadaver dog handling, narcotics and drug detection, police dog deployment, use of force, canine crime scene

Education: Bachelor's of Science, State University of New York; Graduate, FBI National Academy; Graduate, Canine Handler, Suffolk County Police Canine Academy; Graduate, Canine Handler, NYPD Canine Academy

Years in Practice: 35

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6


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Michael S. Gould is a court-qualified expert in dog bite analysis and canine aggression with more than 30 years of experience training, supervising, and deploying canine teams for private and government agencies. He was a founding member of the NYPD canine unit and later moved to the Nassau County Police Department, where he achieved the rank of Lieutenant and was appointed to the position of Commanding Officer of the Department's Canine Unit. As a New York State certified canine trainer and examiner, Michael has evaluated canine teams for law enforcement agencies and has extensive experience identifying and evaluating dog behavior. His canine scent detection company (Canine Consultants International) was one of the first private companies to deploy canine teams at Ground Zero after the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attack. Michael now owns and operates a pet care business (Hounds Town Inc.), and regularly evaluates the temperaments of dogs for their suitability as pets and their ability to interact non-aggressively in pack environments for his business and private clients. He regularly supervises and studies canine pack behaviors and has significant experience providing court-qualified expert testimony in dog bites, animal aggression, use of force, canine forensics, scent dog detection, and police canine tactics. Michael is a 1998 graduate of the FBI National Academy.