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K9 Training

  • March 19, 2019
  • 8:00 AM
  • March 21, 2019
  • 5:00 PM
  • Southaven Police Range
  • 3


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MARCH 19-21 2019

Southaven, MS

K-9 teams will be trained in various aspects of patrol operations and have the opportunity to certify through the National Narcotics Detection Association or American Working Dog Association.


Patrol Operations:

Building search for man, tracking, vehicle extractions, area search for man, aggression control, obedience, gunfire, bite building, recall.

Detection of Contraband:

Vehicle sniffs, luggage searches, interior building searching, open area searches, 4th amendment.

K-9 Teams will need to bring all equipment assigned to them including:

A 6 ft. leash and 15 ft. leash, collar(s), reward, food, bowl(s), indoor kennel.

Optional, but recommended: harness, muzzle, bite sleeve, bite suit, bug spray, flashlight,

duty weapon and proper training attire.

This course of training will cover most scenarios that a K-9 team will face during daily street operations. 

This will be a K9 certification course in narcotics and patrol service dog through the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA) and American Working Dog.

The class will begin at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 and end with a competition on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  Participants from out of town should arrive Monday evening to be ready to begin training Tuesday morning.

Captain Richard Chandler has been with the Southaven Police Department for twelve years. He was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2014 after serving as a patrol officer and K-9 handler for the department.  He has also been a member of the Southaven Police Department SWAT team since 2003. 

Captain Richard Chandler successfully completed a 320 hour Dual Purpose Police Dog Trainers Course through Vohne Liche Kennels in spring of 2011. Since that time he has instructed several basic police K-9 handler schools.  He currently oversees the training for the Southaven Police Department K-9 Division and also assists in the weekly training of several K-9 Units in Mississippi and west Tennessee.  In 2013 Captain Richard Chandler interviewed successfully to be a certifying official for the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association. He is also a certifying official for American Working Dog. Both of these are national organizations. 

Participants needing lodging will need to contact the hotel listed below to make reservations. Room rates are $50.00 per night and are the responsibility of the participant.

Quality Inn

8840 Hamilton Road

Southaven, Ms. 38671

Ph# 662-342-8222

(MLEOA will not pay for lodging)

Mississippi Law Enforcement Officer's Association

131 North Front St

Senatobia, MS  38668

(662) 420-6542

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