Nationwide K9 teams converged for training at the U.S. Police Hall of Fame in Titusville

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Participants received expert information from nationally renowned speakers

More than 90 civilian K9 law enforcement and search and rescue teams from across the country gathered in Titusville this month at the U.S. Police Hall of Fame for the Florida State Workshop of the North American Police Work Dog Association 2021. (TPD image)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – More than 90 civilian K9 search and rescue teams from across the country gathered in Titusville this month at the US Police Hall of Fame for the State of Florida North American Police Work Dog Association 2021.

The workshop organizers organized hands-on training sessions for master trainers and participants received expert information from nationally renowned speakers.

Teams received training and certifications in narcotics, corpses, explosives, tracking and tracing, searching for buildings and areas, assault control, obedience, and police dogs. , as well as agricultural / marine and helicopter acclimatization scenarios from Team K9 via the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office airboats and aviation units.

This training was made possible by the Titusville Police Department, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, North American Police Work Dog Association, National Narcotics Detector Dog Association, American Police Hall of Fame, Florida Department of Law Enforcement and host of on-site training location Brevard County Parks. and Leisure.

“The many skills and certifications learned during this workshop become an essential part of proactive and responsive law enforcement,” said Titusville Police K9 team leader Corporal John Cantalupo.

“We are truly honored to provide this crucial hands-on training to K9 handlers and their K9 dogs year after year. “

This training event also provided an annual influx of visitors and revenue to local businesses including; hotels, restaurants and attractions.

The Titusville Police Department, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, NAPWDA, National Narcotics Detector Dog Association, APHOF, and Florida Department of Law Enforcement, as well as on-site training venue host Brevard County Parks and Recreation, made this training possible. (TPD image)
More than 90 civilian K9 law enforcement and search and rescue teams from across the country gathered in Titusville this month at the U.S. Police Hall of Fame for the Florida State Workshop of the North American Police Work Dog Association 2021. (TPD image)
More than 90 civilian K9 law enforcement and search and rescue teams from across the country gathered in Titusville this month at the U.S. Police Hall of Fame for the Florida State Workshop of the North American Police Work Dog Association 2021. (TPD image)

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