• K-9 Certification Week 2014

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    The Andrew Elliott Rusticus Foundation is hosting the 2nd annual K9K race at Riverside Park in Grand
    Rapids on Saturday, June 20, 2015. The K9K will be held in honor of Andrew Elliott Rusticus, a Grand
    Rapids Police Department Officer who died on February 25, 2012.. Download Flyer.

  • Maine K-9 Services

  • Member/KPD handler shot last night doing fine recovering at home.

    A veteran KPD officer had no idea a suspect he sought at an East Knoxville motel had the day before exchanged gunfire with an officer in Florida. 

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  • K9 officer discovers 99.6 pounds of pot in vehicle

    K9 officer Tom Turner and his partner Kyra (member # 2510) from North Carolina, located a large marijuana find in the trunk of a vehicle weighing 99.6 pounds on Jan 15. Tom stated that after Kyra alerted to the presence of the drugs, they secured a search warrant for the car and found these contents.

    We congratulate Tom and Kyra on taking this large amount of marijuana off the streets and from the drug courier. Stay safe, keep "detecting and protecting" our streets.

  • Bethel University

    Contact Samantha Pritchett at pritchetts@bethelu.edu for more information.


    Official Partner with The International Police Work Dog Association

    K9 training and certification credit awarded 

  • 2014 Seminar Photos

    View some photos from the 2014 Seminar. Click Here.


    The Executive Board on behalf of the association congratulates Sergeant Matt Zarrella, Rhode Island State Police on his recent retirement. Matt has serve the people of his great state 25 years retiring last Friday, January 9th, 2015.  Sergeant Zarrella has stated that he will continue his dedicated service  in the field of Search and Rescue along with the association.Thank you Sgt. Zarrella for your service to the RISP and the United States Marine Corps. Read More

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