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Saturday, July 23, 2016

WPD's team takes first place in regional K-9 Trials

WPD's team takes first place in regional K-9 Trials

The U. S Police Canine Association PD1 Certification trials, hosted by Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Police Departments, concluded on Oct. 31. The Wilmington Police Department was one of several area law enforcement agencies that participated in the trials. Region 2 consists of canine teams from North and South Carolina.

The WPD K-9 Unit partnered with New Hanover County Sheriff's Department K-9 Sergeant Benton to form a four-person team that took first place honors. Here are results from the combined effort:

1st Place Team
WPD Officer Stafford Brister & K9 Igor
WPD Officer Dave Pellegrino & K9 Deon
WPD Officer Carson Seitter & K9 Huck
NHCSD Sgt Clay Benton & K9 Car

Brister & K9 Igor
2nd Place Overall
1st Place - Apprehension

Pellegrino & K9 Deon
1st Place - Article searches (perfect score of 70)

NHCSD Sgt Benton & K9 Car
4th Place Overall
3rd Place Apprehension
3rd Place Suspect Searches

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


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