Bloodhound Training Scheduled Throughout Garrett County

The Garrett County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce that the National Police Bloodhound Association (NPBA) is holding its upcoming 40-Hour Training Certification Seminar in Garrett County. The annual seminar is scheduled to take place from Sunday, April 28, 2024, to Thursday, May 2, 2024.

The seminar will be based from Wisp Resort and will feature events spread across various municipalities and parks throughout Garrett County.

Over 60 police vehicles from regions including the Northeast, Eastern Seaboard, Gulf States, and Midwest will participate. Law enforcement officers and their K9 bloodhound partners will be visible conducting training exercises in towns, wooded areas, parks, and neighborhoods.

The purpose of the seminar is to provide essential training and re-certification for both first-time and veteran law enforcement agencies working with scent-discriminating man-trailing bloodhounds. These specialized sessions are crucial for enhancing the skills needed to effectively utilize bloodhounds in law enforcement efforts.

Residents and visitors may notice an increased presence of law enforcement and K9 units in their communities.

“This training is vital in preparing the NPBA teams to respond promptly and effectively to calls requiring K9 man-trailing services,” said Sheriff Bryson Meyers. “We’re happy to continue the longstanding tradition and host this training event.”

The GCSO requests the public avoid interrupting the training sessions and not to be alarmed by the activity.

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NPBA Spring Seminar 2024

Created 4/22/2024 1:16pm
Last Updated 4/22/2024 1:30pm