Steve Bareis

AMPWDA Master Trainer

Steve Bareis, Sheriff of Perry County (Pinckneyville, Il.). He has been in law enforcement for twenty years. He has trained hunting breeds most of his life and transitioned to police K-9's in 2006. Steve has worked police canines and trained numerous others in his career all leading to narcotic certification. Sheriff Bareis has memberships in the North American Police Working Dog Association,and the American Police Working Dog Association. He is a certified Narcotic Trainer through K-9 University, an Approved Instructor for annual re-certification by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, and ILETSB approved Instructor for Initial (single purpose: Narcotics/tracking) Narcotic Detection training and re-certification through Illinois' Mobile training Unit #15, Carbondale, Illinois.

Bareis is a Captain in the Illinois Army national guard, is married, and has one daughter, step daughter, two step sons, and two grand kids.