The W.S.P.C.A. was founded in 1978. We are a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to advance Law Enforcement and Corrections K-9.  Through our organization, we run two training seminars a year hosted by membership departments and provide certification for all member teams.  We also provide a formal process for handlers to be recognized as Trainers and then Master Trainers in Generalist Patrol, Narcotics Detection, and Explosives Detection.

If you have any suggestions about things that we could change, do better, or would like to see, do not hesitate to contact me.

Remember – Train Daily!

Jason Nyhus | President


  1. To unite in the common cause of all Law Enforcement agencies utilizing the service of canines as a police tool.
  2. To promote friendship and brotherhood between all those interested in the training and use of canines in police work.
  3. To endeavor to establish a general performance standard, and improve the abilities of canines in police work, thereby rendering better service to our communities.
  4. To coordinate the exchange of information and techniques of training or utilization of police dogs.
  5. To improve the image of the working police dog to the public in general, through improved public service in the prevention and detection of crimes.
  6. To aid and assist those Law Enforcement Agencies making application for information concerning the establishment of canine selections within their respective governmental agencies.
  7. To have skilled people available and open for consultation by any governmental agency.
  8. To pass proposals, resolutions, amendments, etc. submitted by an executive board, for the good of the Washington State Police Canine Association.
  9. To coordinate plans for and the execution of seminars and police canine accreditations.


Accreditation of K-9 teams is provided at no cost to you or your agency Reduced fees to our two annual seminars Having access to our many K-9 trainers located all over the state Being able to network with other handlers around the state