Are you an animal lover? Maybe you are just curious about the famed K-9 units that Las Vegas Metro Police use? This year the Las Vegas Metro Police K-9 Trials take place on Sunday, October 21, at the Orleans Hotel and Casino, and it’s open to the public.
Better yet, it’s completely free to attend.
The 22th Annual Las Vegas Police K-9 Trials is sponsored by Friends for Las Vegas Police K-9’s and hosted by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
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The K-9 trials start at 8am on Sunday.
There will be K-9 units from all over the United States competing at the Orleans Arena. K-9 officers and their four-legged partners compete in a series of maneuvers to display their crucial talents in agility, protection and more.
The search portions of the trial include building search, area search, bomb search, and narcotics search.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has this to say about the K-9 Detail,
The LVMPD K-9 Detail consists of sixteen officers and twenty-five dogs Fourteen are patrol dogs, trained to locate human scent. These dogs search for suspects, lost victims, and evidence that the suspect may have discarded. One dog is a Dutch Shepherd, three are European bred German Shepherds, and eight are Belgian Malinois’.
Historically, the nighttime hours are where the biggest volume of calls are where K-9 assistance is needed. The most common use of K-9 Patrol Dog Teams involves searching for suspects who have fled on foot and “escaped.
There will be awards distributed for Top Dog, Top Agency and many other awards including awards for the top five finishers in Narcotics, Bombs, Area Search, Building Search, Obedience, Agility and handler Protection.
K-9 dogs and their handlers have an extremely strong bond. It’s a partnership in which both often entrust their lives.
For more information on the Las Vegas K-9 Units: