NHPD to Host USPCA K9 Certification Event

NHPD to Host USPCA K9 Certification Event
Posted on 01/12/2021
On Jan. 16 and 17, the New Hope Police Department will host the 2021 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 Detector Dog trials in New Hope, Minnesota. The annual certification event consists of a series of events in which police canine teams demonstrate their ability to work effectively and safely as a team in the detection of narcotics. More than 85 police canine teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Canada will be in attendance to receive their certification. Due to the unique nature of this important event, and to ensure the safety of the public, canine handlers and the dogs, it is closed to the public.

The USPCA a non-profit organization and the nations’ largest continuously operating organization dedicated to promoting quality trained and certified canine teams. In addition to certifying police dogs in narcotic detection and patrol work, the USPCA certifies dogs in other specialties such as explosives and fish and game detection. To learn more about the canine police certification process, visit uspcak9.com.

The New Hope Police Department would like to thank the generous sponsors of the event including New Hope Crime Prevention, Liberty Diversified International, Truax Company Inc., Iron Eagle Industrial Services, ISD 281 North Education Center, West Metro Fire-Rescue District, Plymouth Heights Pet Hospital, Meridian/Valentini Chiropractic, Total Dog Company, Salon Innovations Inc., New Hope Animal Hospital, Avtec Finishing Systems Inc., Kapala Glodek Malone Funeral Home, Bass Lake Pet Hospital, Reliable Batteries Inc., Corner Home Medical Inc., Kenlawn Lawn & Landscape, Quality Drywall Inc., Sheridan Sheet Metal Company, Custom Door Sales Inc., Twin City Acoustics Inc., Twin City Hardware, RDS Architects, Twin City Garage Door Company, Quercus Kennels, Winnetka Liquors, Waymouth Farms, Park Place Storage Condominiums, Cinema Grill & Outtakes Bar, Purina, Custom Distribution Inc., Independent Packing Services, Ace K9, SDT-Boone LLC, Frankie’s Pizza, Minnesota Artisan Collective and Active Dogs.