Multiple Evansville Police K-9 teams received high scores and placed in the top of their region during their certification trials last week.
The USPCA Region 5 Dog Trials were held in Evansville on May-7-11. K-9 teams from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky competed against each other while completing their annual certifications.
Evansville officers and their K-9 partners earned 1st place in narcotics vehicle search, narcotics room search, explosives detection, agility, combined suspect and evidence search, and criminal apprehension. The teams also received numerous other top 5 finishes.
The EPD teams also earned the top 3 spots in the overall scoring.
1st place- Officer Zach Elfrich and K-9 Axle
2nd place- Officer Doug Buetel and K-9 Gero
3rd place- Corporal Jason Thomas and K-9 Abot
We are proud of all of the time these teams put into their training and the service they provide the community.