K9 Team Brings Home TOP DOG Award


 

WOW, our guys brought home hardware at the 2018 USPCA National Detector Dog Trials this past week.

As is with tradition the Lakeland Police Department certified/competed in the USPCA annual field trials, hosted by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office. There was stiff competition this year with 44 competitors. This year the LPD K-9 Unit did something it has never done and that was to team up with another local Polk County agency, the Lake Wales Police Department, and compete as a two-man inter-department team. Here are the results for YOUR Lakeland Police Department K-9 Unit.

TOP DOG AND OVERALL WINNER
Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox

Fred Wheeler Award for Top Combined Obedience and Apprehension
Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox

4th Place Overall, Officer Cory Bowling & K9 Valor
6th Place Overall, Officer Jeremy Williams & K9 Hyde
11th Place Overall, Officer Ryan Back & K9 Smoke
14th Place Overall, Officer Ryan McLaughlin & K9 Aztor
18th Place Overall, Sergeant Peterman & K9 Blizzard

2nd Place 4-man Department Team 
Officers Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox, Cory Bowling & K9 Valor, Jeremy Williams & K9 Hyde, Virgil Cardin & K9 Scotty, & Jeff Barrett & K9 Echo

1st Place 2-man Department team
Officer Ryan Back & K9 Smoke & Sergeant Aaron Peterman & K9 Blizzard

1st Place Inter-Department Team 
Officer McLaughlin & K9 Aztor & Lake Wales Police Department's Dale Hampton

Obedience
2nd Place Officer Cory Bowling & K9 Valor 
5th Place Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Knox

Agility 
1st Place Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox
2nd Place Officer Jeff Barrett & K9 Echo
3rd Place Officer Cory Bowling & K9 Valor

Total Search (Evidence & Suspect)
1st Place Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox
4th Place Officers Cory Bowling & K9 Valor and Ryan Back & K9 Smoke

Apprehension
1st Place Officer Chad Whitaker & K9 Nox
5th Place Officer Jeremy Williams & K9 Hyde