Dual Purpose Patrol Dogs
The Valparaiso Police Department currently utilizes four K-9 teams. All dogs are trained in narcotic detection, tracking, evidence location, handler protection, and suspect apprehension. Each K-9 team participates in numerous weeks of training throughout each year and are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Since the establishment of the program, the K-9 teams have contributed to numerous narcotic arrests and apprehension of subjects through their tracking skills.
Each K-9 is a sworn member of the police department and lives with the officer and their family. Constant attention is given to the health and care of the department’s dogs.
Annual K-9 Race The annual K-9 race will be held on May 19, 2017. The 5-K run will begin at 6:00 P.M., and the 1-Mile dog walk will begin at 6:15 P.M. After the race concludes, the award ceremony will begin at 7:00 P.M. There will be a band playing from 7:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. For more information contact Todd Kobitz at email@example.com.