EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Evnasville Police Department K-9 Unit has earned several awards at the recent United States Police Canine Association Region 5 Patrol Dog Trials and Certification events.
The trials were held from June 2nd through June 5th in Ohio and June 6th through June 9th in Illinois.
K-9 teams competed in several events, including agility, obedience, suspect search, evidence search, total search, and criminal apprehension.
In Ohio, EPD K-9 Officer Doug Buetel placed 1st out of 20 K-9 teams. EPD K-9 Sgt. Jason Thomas finished 2nd place overall.
These trials are a competition, but they also serve as certification events.
Teams that successfully complete each portion of the trial are given their annual USPCA Patrol Dog 1 certification and get to go home to serve their community.
Who let the dogs out? Several @EvansvillePD K-9 teams earned awards during the recent the USPCA Region 5 patrol dog trials. Congrats to K-9 Gero (and Officer Bueltel) for finishing in 1st place! pic.twitter.com/PMJDnKYuF3 — Evansville Police (@EvansvillePD) June 14, 2019
(This story was originally published on June 14, 2019)