State police, local K-9 teams receive national certification

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STATEWIDE – The Delaware State Police and municipal K9 teams throughout the state received national certification in explosive and narcotic scent detection by the National Police Canine Association (NPCA). Both dual and single purpose K-9 Teams participated in the certification event.

The Delaware State Police K-9 teams along with the New Castle County Police Department and the Wilmington Police Department K-9 teams all work and train to meet the certification standards established by the NPCA.  All three agencies train law Enforcement K-9 teams in the state under one certification standard for both explosive and narcotic scent detection. Certification scenarios for patrol included; K-9 obedience, tracking, building searches, vehicle searches and wooded area searches.
Twelve Delaware State Police K-9 teams and four municipal K-9 teams from Capitol Police Department and Department of Natural Resources completed the patrol and explosive certifications.
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Fourteen Delaware State Police K-9 teams and ten municipal K-9 teams completed the patrol and narcotics certifications. Those departments included Newark, Lewes, Bridgeville, Smyrna, Ocean View, Harrington and Dover.

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