United States Police Canine Association
Welcome to USPCA Region 9!
Region 9 consists of police canine teams from Maine, New Hampshire and Canada.
The United States Police K-9 Association Inc., is a non-profit organization striving for the establishment of minimum standards for Police K-9 dogs through proper methods of training.
Properly trained Police Dogs are taught to do the following:
- Search buildings and areas for unauthorized persons.
- Track Criminals and search for lost children. etc.
- Search for evidence dropped by criminals in flight.
- Search for hidden explosives, narcotics, chemicals, illegally taken game and cadaver substance.
- Pursue and apprehend, with minimum force, criminals fleeing a serious crime and arrest.
- Apprehend on command only and in Protection of the Handler.
Police K-9 dogs, properly trained and handled, give Law Enforcement officers one of the finest non-lethal aids in the prevention and detection of crime.
The United States Police Canine Association is the largest and oldest active organization of its kind.