Spokane Police K9

K-9 PATROL HANDLER COURSE

This course is a 400+ hour Basic Patrol K-9 Handler Course designed to fulfill Washington State minimum requirements for patrol dog handler certification (WAC 139-05-915). The course is also approved by Idaho POST and is open to all commissioned law enforcement Officers from any jurisdiction. Instruction is conducted by veteran WSPCA Master Trainers and Assistant Trainers.

Training will include, but is not limited to:

  • Canine selection techniques & equipment use
  • Dog care and first aid
  • Obedience and control
  • Scent theory & K-9 drives
  • Public relations
  • Quarry and decoy use
  • Patrol related case law, liability, best practices & SOP/policy
  • Building, area, vehicle, and evidence searches
  • Tracking and handler protection
  • Report writing, defensive tactics, & use of force
  • K-9 maintenance training & performance documentation

Date:
January 24th to March 31st, 2022

Location:
Spokane Police Department Training Center
2302 N Waterworks Spokane, WA  99212

Cost:
$3500

Contact:
Paul Buchmann
Spokane Police Dept. K-9 Unit
1100 W Mallon Spokane, WA 99260
509-370-0397
pbuchmann@spokanepolice.org

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TRAINER’S AND E-BOARD MEETINGS

DATE:

Due to changing COVID conditions and requirements meetings may be on-line or in person. Please confer with your Regional Reps for details.

01-30-22

04-24-22 Spring Seminar – Snohomish County

07-10-22

Fall Seminar (TBA)

11-13-22

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MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

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

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