Congratulations to Evansville Officers Jason Thomas, Zach Elfreich, Doug Bueltel, and John Montgomery who competed in the USPCA National PD1 Dog Trials as a department team in Foley, AL September 24-28.
-Together, they finished 3rd place Department Team.
-Officer Bueltel and K-9 Gero tied for 5th place in Agility.
Great Job representing Evansville PD and Region 5!
Also, congratulations to the following
Region 5 members who competed as a
Region 5 Team in the USPCA National
PD1 Dog Trials in Foley, AL:
Robert Schmitt-Vanderburgh Co. SO
Nathan Baehl-Vanderburgh Co. SO
Griffin Bush-Vanderburgh Co. SO
James Eblen-Henderson Co. SO
Congratulations to Kettering Officers Brent Wright and Devin Maloney who competed in the USPCA National Detector Trials in Raleigh, NC April 2-5.
-Officer Wright finished 4th place overall in Narcotics Detection.
-Officer Maloney finished 8th place overall in Narcotics Detection.
-Together, they finished 1st Place Department Team in Narcotics.
Great Job representing Kettering PD and Region 5!
Congratulations to Deputy Griffin Bush and K-9 Archie with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office (IN) for being selected as the 2018 4th Quarter Detector Case of the Quarter.
Happy Retirement K-9 Fuse!!
On May 28th, 2019, the Kettering Police Department had a K9 retire. K9 Fuse, handled by Officer Brent Wright, was a single purpose Narcotic Detector Dog.
K9 Fuse has been with the Kettering K9 Unit since October of 2012 and now heads off to retirement. Ptl. Wright and K9 Fuse have the distinction of being our first in house trained K9 team. Their performance on the street was nothing short of amazing from day one. During the course of his career, K9 Fuse has been utilized over 640 times, resulting in over 460 total charges. More than 150 of these charges were at the felony level, which includes multiple guns located/confiscated. They not only represented as well in the city, but also in competition, with mostly top 10 finishes in very competitive environments. This includes a 1st place overall ranking at the 2015 OLEKA Top Dog Competition and 4th place overall in the nation at the USPCA Detector Dog Nationals in 2017. Ptl. Wright and K9 Fuse have our thanks and appreciation. We hope he has a long, happy and healthy retirement.
To unite in a common cause all law enforcement agencies utilizing the services of the canine as an aid in the prevention and detection of crime.
USPCA Region 5 is comprised of Law Enforcement Canine Officers from Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.
Remembering those who served before us and have passed on.
See some recent catches and finds from our hard working K-9 teams from Region 5.