Springfield police dog competition this weekend

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (KMTR) – Police dogs from around the state will be participating in the 18th annual police dog competition Saturday, June 15.

(Right) Ofc. Brian Keetle stands with his partner, Bronko. (Bottom left) A Springfield K9 runs the obstacle course. (Top left) A Roseburg K9 jumps through a window in the obstacle course.

The Springfield Police K-9 Unit is hosting the 18th annual police dog competition at Springfield High School’s Silke Field at 800 Tenth Street on Saturday from 12:00 to 2:30 PM.

Police dogs from around the state will be participating; dog teams scheduled to compete in this year’s event are from Corvallis, Deschutes County, Bend, Roseburg, Washington County, Eugene and Springfield. A demonstration will be put on by a detection dog from the Corvallis Police Department.

The competition involves timed events, including both the dog and handler. Events include an agility course, area search, handler protection, fastest dog and suspect apprehension.

The public is invited to attend free of charge. T-shirts, hats and other Springfield K9 merchandise will be available for purchase. Addi’s Diner will be selling food. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of Springfield K-9 equipment and training.

For additional information, contact Sergeant Rich Charboneau at 541 726-3728.


Source: http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Springfield-police-dog-competition-this-weekend/C3IFbb5ng0eIb0pdQiY8Vw.cspx