The Tulsa Police Department K9 Corps hosted the Region 11 USPCA Trials April 20-22, bringing together more than 20 handler/dog teams from all over the region to participate in various qualification courses.
These courses include the following; Cadaver, Narcotics, Article Searches, Tracking, Obedience and Apprehension. The USPCA Patrol Dog 1 trial is the certification standard that the Tulsa Police K9 Corps meets to ensure safety and professionalism.
Officers and deputies from the following Departments are participating: Tulsa, Owasso Police Department, Bartlesville Police Department , Perry Police Department, Sapulpa Police Department, Muskogee Police Department, Caney Police Department, Oklahoma City Police Department, Midwest City Police Department and Rogers County Sheriff's Office, Creek County Sheriff's Office, and Okmulgee County Sheriff's Office.
Former TPD K9 Brent Williams (Retired) assisted with judging. Special guest TPD K9 Steve Bruner (Retired 1980) attended trials.
Tulsa Police K9 had three teams that participated in their required USPCA Patrol Dog 1 requalification (Hornok / Diego, Houck / Knox and Temple / Vander).
All three of the TPD K9 Teams passed their certifications in the Patrol Dog 1 Trial. Tulsa Police K9 Officer Lucas Temple and K9 Vander were the runners-up for Top Overall Dog. Temple and Vander were the Apprehension Champions.
Tulsa Police Officer K9 Officer Dave Hornok and K9 Diego won the Top Dog / Obedience and Criminal Apprehension. Hornok and Diego also won the Top Overall Dog.