The Regina Police Service would like to congratulate our members on their accomplishments at the Canadian Police Canine Association Championship Trials in Medicine Hat, Alberta.
From September 16th to September 20th, Cpl. Lorence, Cpl. Wyatt, Cst. Fox, and their respective police dogs, PSD Kruz and PSD Axle, PSD Jax, and PSD Nixon, attended the championship trials in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where police canine teams from across Canada and beyond competed in events and demonstrations which specialized in narcotics or explosives detection. There were twenty-six general purpose teams and ten detection teams that attended the trails this year. Cpl Lorence and PSD Kruz placed 3rd overall in the Detection category and PSD Axle placed 5th in the Criminal Apprehension profile. Cpl Wyatt and PSD Jax placed 2nd in the Building Search category and 5th in the agility category. Cpl. Wyatt and PSD Jax also took 2nd place overall in the competition for General Purpose Dogs. All our members that attended displayed great skills in handling their dogs and went above and beyond while representing the Regina Police Service and the Canine Unit.
The Canadian Police Canine Association (CPCA) Championships are hosted by different police agencies from year to year. The trials are not used as a certification or validation for the participating teams; all dogs competing at this competition have already been certified by their own agencies. The CPCA Championships are organized for the positive spin-offs of friendly competition, and networking between dog handlers and their respective agencies. Typically the trials consist of two or three days of competition, seminars and a public demonstration day.
|(Pictured above: PSD Kruz & Cpl. Lorence)|