|Date Issued:||Oct 03, 2012 - 10:41am|
Law Enforcement K9s to compete in Reno on Saturday, October 13
911 Parr Blvd Reno, NV 89512
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Dozens of law enforcement and military K9 teams are coming to Reno to compete in the 2012 Western States Police Canine Association’s End of the Year Trials.
The patrol phase of the competition is open to the public and the media and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, on the football field at Bishop Manogue High School.
Patrol phase competition includes agility courses, obedience tests, a search exercise, and a protection and apprehension phase.
This year’s trials are hosted by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Sparks Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol.
Competition is open to all full time law enforcement and military K9 teams. There is also a category for retired canines and Reserve K9 Units.
Western States Police Canine Association (WSPCA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting strong police K9 programs and training that enhance law enforcement services. In addition to sponsoring training opportunities and providing a forum for K9 handlers to share information, WSPCA sanctions competitions that hone the skills and control of K9 teams in street-like scenarios.
For more information about the Western States Police Canine Association, visit www.wspca.net.
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Counter Terrorism Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process, traditional street patrols and Regional Animal Services.