K-9 teams compete for certification

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Police K-9 teams from North and South Carolina are competing in obedience trials this week.

The teams trained for about 14 weeks and need to score at least 70% to become certified.  The highest scoring handlers will be recognized with trophies and go on to compete nationally.

Area law enforcement officers say the dogs need to know how to take down criminals and e calm around the public they protect.

The United States Police Canine Association Region 2 PD1 Fall Trials will run through Saturday.

For more information about the United States Police Canine Association Region II, visit them online, USPCA Region II Home Page.

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