Lakeland Police K-9 Unit Makes History Again | Events
Lakeland, Florida - The Lakeland Police Department's K-9 Unit recently hosted and participated in the USPCA National Detector Dog Trials.
The event ran from May 20 through May 23 and was designed to test the discipline of the detection ability for each competing K-9.
Fifty-seven teams from all over the nation came to this event and over a two day competition showcased their abilities in
Narcotics and Ordinance (bomb) detection.
In February of this year, the members of the Lakeland Police K-9 Unit made Regional history with the first time that department teams won both first and second place at the Regional Patrol
The K-9 Unit made history again this week, this time at the national level by securing the top three places in the department teams for Narcotics Detection.
First place team for 2012, Sergeant Tye Thompson, K-9 "Harris" and Officer Jose Bosque, K-9
Second place for 2012, Officer Aaron Peterman, K-9 "Charief" and Officer Rob Manrow, K-9 "Qanto".
Third place for 2012, Officer Jeff Barrett, K-9 "Echo" and Officer Ted Sealy, K-9 "Bruno"
Overall Individual Narcotics Detection Phase:
- Officer Jeff Barrett and K-9 "Echo", 2nd place
- Officer Jose Bosque and K-9 "Bronko" 5th place
- Officer Rob Manrow and K-9 "Qanto" 6th place
- Sergeant Tye Thompson and K-9 "Harris" 8th place
- Officer Aaron Peterman and K-9 "Charief" 11th place
- Officer Ryan Back and K-9 "Remy" 19th place
Exterior Narcotics Detection Phase (vehicles):
- Officer Ryan Back and K-9 "Remy" 3rd place
Interior Narcotics Detection Phase (rooms):
- Officer Jeff Barrett and K-9 "Echo" 4th place
The Lakeland Police Department is very proud of all the officers who represent the department, not only in competitions, but day to day in their regular duties protecting our community. To become this proficient at their jobs at this level requires dedication and commitment to excellence.