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2021 Fall Executive Committee Meeting Scheduled

July 15, 2020

The NAPWDA Fall Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled for November 12th-14th, 2021 at the Staybridge Suites (3252 Cassopolis St. Elkhart, IN 46514)

If you are a board member, committee member, or state coordinator you will need to contact Treasurer Bill Faus to reserve your hotel room. There will be no per diem or room coverage if you do not contact Bill.

Members seeking accreditation should notify Accreditation Chairman Bob Theurer of their intent to submit a packet for review. Accreditation Packets should be postmarked to Chairman Theurer by August 6, 2020.

Dr. Stephen Mackenzie is Honored with SUNY Distinguished Service Professorship Award

June 23, 2020

SUNY Cobleskill is proud to announce that the State University of New York has presented Dr. Stephen “Doc” Mackenzie with the Distinguished Service Professorship Award. The SUNY Cobleskill community celebrated Dr. Mackenzie’s award with words of praise from President Marion A. Terenzio, Provost Susan Zimmermann, Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources Timothy Moore, presentation of a letter to Dr. Mackenzie from SUNY Chancellor Kristina Johnson, and car parade in his honor. Click Here to read the full story.

Support NAPWDA just by Shopping on Amazon

May 14, 2020

If you shop on Amazon, you can now support NAPWDA when you check out via the AmazonSmile Impact program. It is VERY simple. And you only need to register one time.

  1. Go to

  2. Sign in using your regular Amazon credentials

  3. On your first visit - they will guide you to select a charity

    1. If you are already associated with AmazonSmile​, you may hoover on Supporting at the top and click change under your current charity name

  4. Search for North American Police Work Dog Association

  5. Submit

  6. Shop via your Amazon app on your phone as you normally would or if shopping on your desktop, be sure to visit

  7. Every eligible purchase (items will be marked as eligible as you are shopping, so you know ahead of time) earns 0.5% of the purchase price for NAPWDA. 

Certifications Extended One Year

March 17, 2020

As a result of the National Emergency brought on by the Corona-Virus pandemic and subsequent cancellation of the 2020 NAPWDA National Workshop along with all other NAPWDA sponsored functions for at least the next 60 (sixty) days, an emergency Executive Board meeting was electronically convened. After discussion, it was authorized that all NAPWDA certifications due to expire in 2020 shall be extended for one (1) additional year. This decision will allow time
for this episode in our lives to pass and business to resume as normal.


As a reminder, certification validity requires your membership to remain current at all times.

Above all, Stay Safe.

On behalf of the Executive Board,

Richard “Rick” Ashabranner
NAPWDA National President

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