HPD K9 officers compete in Iron Dog competition
The competition was a test of endurance and skill for both the officers and their K9 partners. Both officers competed against over 25 K9 teams from across Virginia and Maryland.
Throughout the 1 1/2 mile courses, K9 Teams had to complete 7 different events that tested each K9’s skills. These events ranged from sniffing out narcotics to criminal apprehension.
The following awards were rewarded to HPD K9 Teams:
Officer Dolph and K9 Tyr
- 2nd Place Hardest Hitting Dog
- 2nd Place Narcotics Detection
- 3rd Place Firearms Event
Officer Hummel and K9 Vader
- 3rd Place Overall
- 2nd Place Criminal Apprehension
- 2nd Place Area Search
- 3rd Place Muzzle Event
- 3rd Place Narcotics Detection