Indiana State Police Hosting Work Dog Nationals
(photo courtesy International Police Work Dog Association)
Indiana State Police say K-9 officers are invaluable members of any police force.
That's why they're hosting the International Police Work Dog Association Nationals at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center near North Vernon in Jennings County next week.
Indiana State Police Spokesman Sgt. Dennis Wade says the opening kicks off Monday. Wade says 165 teams from across the nation in addition to Bermuda and Canada are taking part in the week-long event. Wade says police work dog teams will participate in search and rescue, utility, explosives and drug scenarios for advanced training and certifications.
Wade says K-9 officers multiply the efforts of any police department. He says Indiana has 33 K-9s that work for Indiana State Police.