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Tue, Oct 12


South Euclid Police Department

Patrol K9 Tactics and Survival Workshop - South Euclid, OH

Presented by the North American Police Work Dog Association

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Patrol K9 Tactics and Survival Workshop - South Euclid, OH
Patrol K9 Tactics and Survival Workshop - South Euclid, OH

Time & Location

Oct 12, 2021, 7:00 AM – Oct 14, 2021, 5:00 PM

South Euclid Police Department, South Euclid, OH, USA

About the Event

The training will provide patrol K9 handlers with the skills necessary to increase their survivability while deploying their K9 partner in real-world situations that result in critical incidents.  Tactical debriefs involving previous K9-related critical incidents will be reviewed. Handlers will learn:

•           Patrol K9 deployment methods utilizing a variety of equipment.

•           How to survive lethal and sudden threats.

•           Human and K9 tactical emergency casualty care.

•           Proper weapon flow while deploying as a K9 team.

•           Legal considerations related to K9 use of force.

•           Expose the K9 Team to a variety of real-world situations to increase chances of success on the street.

The K9 tactical emergency casualty care will include training on a wirelessly controlled canine manikin that replicates a police K9 and facilitates emergency medical care by simulating the common traumatic injuries police work dogs experience. This portion will be instructed by a critical care veterinarian who works in an emergency room where she routinely treats dogs who suffer traumatic injuries.

Instructors include active and recently retired police K9 handlers from around the country who have deployed their dogs on hundreds of high-risk incidents in a combined 100+ years of patrol K9 experience.

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care for officers will be instructed by experienced tactical medics who have deployed on hundreds of high-risk operations.

The 3 days of training will be a combination of short classroom instruction, K9 & Handler exposure exercises, and scenario-based training utilizing Simunitions.  This course is an intense, high-speed training that will challenge both the new and experienced K9 teams.    Class size limited to 24 K9 Teams and 10 audit spots.

Cost:  $275 for current NAPWDA members or $325 for non-members (includes one-year membership)

Visit to register, or contact Sgt. Mike Fink at or 440.840.4249 for additional information.

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