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This profile was last updated on 12/16/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Vigilant Canine Services International LLC
10040 West Cheyenne Avenue Suite 170-30
Red Bluff, California 96080
United States

Company Description: Vigilant Canine Services International was founded by Buckley D. Dikes in 2007. With over twenty years of K-9 experience as a K-9 commander in the U.S. and a...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    VCSi

Education

  • Sherman Block-Supervisory Leadership Institute
  • Associates of Arts Degree , Administration
  • Masters of Arts Degree , Management
    National University
  • Bachelors of Arts Degree , Organizational Leadership
  • MA
32 Total References
Web References
Contact VCSi | Buck Dikes, Chief Executive Officer | Domestic and International Contacts
vigilantcanine.com, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
Buck Dikes, MA, CSSBB
Chief Executive Officer
e-mail:bdikes@vcsik9.com US Office 530.528.VDOG // US Mobile 1 702.332.9665 US Skype 1 702.425.4167 Afghanistan +93 (0) 798 121686
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Buck Dikes
Country Director - Afghanistan bdikes@vcsik9.com Afghanistan: +93 (0) 798 121686
Vigilant Canine Services ...
www.redding.com, 7 Jan 2012 [cached]
Vigilant Canine Services International, or VCSi, was founded by Buck Dikes, a Red Bluff native who served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired from the Anderson Police Department nine years ago.
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Back in 2005, Dikes was working for a defense contractor providing canine services in Baghdad when the company went bankrupt.
"Hmm, I need a job," Dikes, 45, remembers telling himself. So he accepted some of the company's assets in lieu of the pay that was owed him, and decided to go out on his own.
With corporate headquarters in Las Vegas, he founded VCSi in 2007 and serves as its CEO.
"It kind of exploded near the end of 2008 and continues to grow rapidly," he said.
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Dikes attributes his success in part to the fact he's recruited heavily from law enforcement, including retired Shasta County Undersheriff Greg Wrigley as international operations manager. Dikes realized early on that police agencies were concerned about the quality of vendors.
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The son of a retired Tehama County sheriff's deputy, Dikes said it only made sense to establish a base in his home territory. There's lots of competition in Southern California, but "really nothing north of Sacramento," he said.
Red Bluff Police Chief Paul Nanfito has known Dikes for years and is familiar with his track record.
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"He's developed a program that's very user-friendly to law enforcement," Nanfito said of Dikes.
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Tehama County Sheriff Dave Hencratt, who attended the police academy with Dikes in the 1980s and worked with his father, also likes having VCSi in the neighborhood.
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I have known Dikes when he was with APD years ago and was a great handler. Glad he is here helping his community. Well deserved.....
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Buck is a GREAT guy!! Miss him!!!
Key Personnel
www.manalok9.com, 16 July 2013 [cached]
Buck Dikes (CEO- VCSi), International Consultant
Buck is the CEO of Vigilant Canine Services International, and has over twenty-three years experience as a canine handler, trainer, canine unit commander and is a P.O.S.T. certified canine evaluator, certified by the State of California.
Buck is a retired law enforcement professional, retiring from civil service in 2002. Buck has developed canine units for police agencies and has served as a canine consultant for the Northern California League of Cities. Buck has served as the trainer-of-record for police agencies throughout California and he supervised numerous police dog teams in his career. Buck has conducted yearly canine evaluations for over 100 police service dogs. He also ser ved over four years in the United States Marine Corps as a machine gunner and as an aviation ordnance technician. Internationally, Buck has managed and trained over 100 dog teams in his career. This includes assisting in large mobilization/de-mobilization operations. As an instructor, Buck developed numerous canine training courses throughout California and internationally.
Buck is on staff with Central Texas College and in his spare time, while deployed overseas, Buck offers law enforcement courses for military personnel, through the Military Education Center. Buck also has experience as an instructor/facilitator, teaching law enforcement courses at a Bachelors degree level for the University of Phoenix in southern Nevada . Buck has a Masters in Management (MA) from National University, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BA) and an Associates of Arts degree in Administration of Justice (AA). Buck is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Buck Dikes, Canine Handler, P.O.S.T. Certified Canine Evaluator, Canine Expert, International Business Adviser
vigilantcanine.com, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
Buck Dikes' Bio
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Buck Dikes, CEO Vigilant Canine Services International Buck has over twenty-two years experience as a canine handler, trainer, canine unit commander and is a P.O.S.T. certified canine evaluator, certified by the State of California. Buck is a retired law enforcement professional, retiring from civil service in 2002. Buck possesses the P.O.S.T. Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Special Certificates. Buck has attended the P.O.S.T. Police Management Course and he is a graduate of the Sherman Block-Supervisory Leadership Institute.
Buck has developed canine units for police agencies and has served as a canine consultant for the Northern California League of Cities. Buck has served as the trainer-of-record for police agencies throughout California and he supervised numerous police dog teams in his career. Buck has conducted yearly canine evaluations for over 100 police service dogs. Buck also served over four years in the United States Marine Corps as a machine gunner and as an aviation ordnance technician.
Internationally, Buck has managed and trained over 300 dog teams in his career. This includes the breeding, selection and training of green service dogs and training numerous handlers in all areas of service dog applications. Buck has managed numerous international canine service mobilization/de-mobilization operations. As an instructor, Buck developed numerous canine training courses throughout California and internationally.
Buck is on staff with Central Texas College and in his spare time, while deployed overseas, Buck offers law enforcement courses for military personnel, through the Military Education Center. Buck also has experience as an instructor/facilitator, teaching law enforcement courses at a Bachelors degree level for the University of Phoenix in southern Nevada. Buck has a Masters of Arts Degree in Management (MA) from National University, a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership (BA) and an Associates of Arts Degree in Administration of Justice (AA). Buck is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Buck is now considered one of the world's leading experts in canine training and canine behavior. His years of experience, expertise, and the success that he has achieved makes him a sought after international business advisor, trainer, and speaker. Having built one of the largest and most successful canine companies in the world, Buck's reputation is ever expanding.
Awards
vigilantcanine.com, 16 Dec 2013 [cached]
Said VCSi's CEO Buck Dikes
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For additional information about VCSi, or to schedule an interview with VCSi's CEO Buck Dikes call Shaun Hoover at (530) 517-1771 or Email shoover@vcsik9.com.
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VCSi would not be the company we currently are without the dedication and support of the members of our team", stated Buck Dikes, CEO VCSi.
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I am very proud our team members and this recognition is well deserved and appreciated," stated Buck Dikes, CEO, Vigilant Canine Services International, LLC.
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