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Law Enforcement K9s to compete in Reno on Saturday, October 13


Dozens of law enforcement and military K9 teams are coming to Reno to compete in the 2012 Western States Police Canine Association’s End of the Year Trials.

The patrol phase of the competition is open to the public and the media and begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 13, on the football field at Bishop Manogue High School.

Patrol phase competition includes agility courses, obedience tests, a search exercise, and  a protection and apprehension phase.

This year’s trials are hosted by the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Sparks Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol.

Competition is open to all full time law enforcement and military K9 teams. There is also a category for retired canines and Reserve K9 Units.

Western States Police Canine Association (WSPCA) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting strong police K9 programs and training that enhance law enforcement services. In addition to sponsoring training opportunities and providing a forum for K9 handlers to share information, WSPCA sanctions competitions that hone the skills and control of K9 teams in street-like scenarios.

For more information about the Western States Police Canine Association, visit www.wspca.net.

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