The Gaston County Police Department hosted the American Police Canine Association 2012 Spring Certifications and Seminars during the week of April 16-20, 2012. Thirty three Police K9 teams from North Carolina, Indiana, Florida, and Ohio attended. The American Police Canine Association is an internationally recognized Police K9 organization.
The Police K9 teams were certified in: Obedience, Apprehension, Narcotics, Article Searches, Building Searches, Area Searches, and Tracking. Numerous training sites were utilized throughout Gaston County.
For further information please contact Sergeant W. P. Downey, K9 Sergeant, at 704-747-2217.