Petaluma’s Police K-9 Trials 2011

Once again the Petaluma Police Department hosted the Annual Police K-9 Trials in Lucchesi Park on August 13, 2011. This was the fourteenth year for the event. As usual, K-9 teams from around Northern California came to demonstrate the skills of their “K-9 Officers.”

Of course, I showed up, as in years past, to make a few photos. 

As a reminder, no Petaluma public funds are expended in the production of this competition…

According to Dan Fish, Chief of Police, Petaluma Police Department:This event is not augmented by any public funding, as all proceeds are raised through donations, t-shirt sales and sponsors, as well as staffed by law enforcement volunteers and their families.  All proceeds beyond the cost of presenting the trial are returned to the Petaluma Police K-9 program in the form of training and equipment….K-9 teams account for thousands of suspect apprehensions every year, but also protect officers, search for missing persons, and perform numerous presentations to schools and service groups.”

Now on to the photos!

This year I have added photo captions, which at times are a touch whimsical.  For example…

"Hey! Watch the tail! © Frank Simpson

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