Thursday, October 29, 2009

SLCPD K9 Team Named Top Agency at 2009 K9 Trials

With seven individual trophies and high scores in multiple events, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s K9 team earned Top Agency honors at the 19th Annual Las Vegas Metro K-9 Trials October 24–25, 2009.

K9 Officers Cale Lennberg/K9 Troll and Tony Brereton/K9 Jinx competed against 40 other teams from five western states and an international team from Mexico. Events building searches, open area searches, tactical obedience, agility/obstacles, apprehension/bite work, and narcotics searches.

Officer Lennberg and Troll won 2nd place overall for Top Dog, two 4th place trophies for narcotics, a 2nd place trophy in Top Narcotic Dog, and a 4th place trophy in tactical obedience. Officer Brereton and Jinx won 2nd place in the building search event and 2nd place in tactical obedience. With a combined seven individual trophies and high scores in five of nine events, the SLCPD team took home the 1st place Top Agency trophy this year.

Over the last six years, Salt Lake City Police K9 teams have competed in four Las Vegas Metro K9 Trials. Of those four trials, the Salt Lake K9 team has won 1st place Top Agency three times and 3rd place Top Agency once.