Sgt. Ed Van Buren- Douglas County Sheriff (ret)
Supervisor and Trainer of K-9/ Interdiction Unit
Douglas County Nebraska Sheriff's Department


     Ed is the owner of Code 2 K-9 Services LLC in Omaha, Nebraska and co-owner of Blue Warrior Tactics.

Ed spent over 30 years in Law Enforcement, 18 years as a K-9 Deputy and 11 years as a K-9 Supervisor and Trainer. Ed also spent over five years working undercover in a Narcotics Task Force purchasing illegal drugs and guns from outlaw bikers, gang members, white supremacists and many other characters. The undercover work provided Ed with invaluable experience that would enable him to read, understand and communicate with some of the most dangerous criminals that officers encounter.

     These experiences would prove beneficial in the K-9/Interdiction Unit where Ed seized over $7 million in drug related currency and almost one ton of marijuana in one stop alone and thousands of pounds altogether.


CLASS: Criminal Interdiction - Success on the Street and in
the Courtroom

  • Safe, legal and professional traffic stops

  • Communication/Interview techniques

  • K-9 deployments

  • Visual search of a vehicle

  • Detection of hidden compartments

  • Courtroom testimony