Police dogs in Reno for K9 competition Oct. 13

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Updated: 10/12/2012 11:41 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Northern Nevada is going to the dogs this weekend — police dogs, that is.

Dozens of law enforcement and military K9 teams are descending on Reno to compete Saturday in the 2012 Western States Police Canine Association's End of the Year Trials.

The patrol phase of the competition is open to the public beginning at 9 a.m. on the football field at Bishop Manogue High School. Dogs will be put through agility courses, obedience tests, a search exercise, and a protection and apprehension phase.

Competition is expected to last until about 4 p.m. It's being hosted by the Washoe County Sheriff's Office in partnership with the Sparks Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol.

 

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eyelvpuppies - 10/12/2012 5:17 PM
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Rumor has it that Chief Pitts wants to end the K-9 unit all together from the Reno PD to save money. The dogs that have bonded to their assigned officers; some over 2 years would be taken away from the officer and their families. Pitts is the highest paid commander even above the Fire Dept commander; so instead of cutting much needed programs,having underpaid and short staffed teams, he should not only have his grotesque wages scrutinized but he should not be allowed such power as to be the final word in all RPD decisions. Who in God's name is this man accountable to?????????
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