SEE RESULTS: Cocoa Police Second Annual Space Coast Police K9 Competition Results a Big Hit

By  //  October 14, 2019

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Police canine teams from around the world met at Cocoa High for this friendly competition

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: The Cocoa Police Department hosted it’s second annual Space Coast Police K9 Competition on Saturday, October 12 at Tiger Stadium at Cocoa High School. Space Coast Daily’s Chris Bonanno reports from the Space Coast Police K9 Competition held at Cocoa High School.

BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Cocoa Police Department hosted it’s second annual Space Coast Police K9 Competition on Saturday, October 12 at Tiger Stadium at Cocoa High School.

Police canine teams from around the world met at Cocoa High for this friendly competition that offered a rare opportunity for the public to see police canine teams in action as they navigate 12 obstacles that simulate a variety of disciplines including scent detection, hurdles, jumping through windows, tunnels, and more.

Stanley Smith and K9 Annie Oakley from Texas finished in third place in the obstacle course event. (Cocoa Police Department image)

2019 Space Coast Police K9 Competition Winners

OBSTACLE COURSE: 

1st place: Tyler Habart and K9 Rosco, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office

2nd place: Jesper Andersen K9 511 Boss, Royal Danish Air Force

3rd place: Stanley Smith and K9 Annie Oakley, Cappel K9, Texas

The competition offered a rare opportunity for the public to see police canine teams in action as they navigate 12 obstacles that simulate a variety of disciplines including scent detection, hurdles, jumping through windows, tunnels, and more. (Cocoa Police Department image)

HARDEST DOG: 

1st place: Steve Brown and K9 Pipo, Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson, Georgia

2nd place: Jesper Andersen and K9 511 Boss Royal Danish Air Force

3rd place: John Hubinger and K9 Lars, Brevard County Sheriffs Office

FASTEST DOG:
John Hubinger and K9 Lars, Brevard County Sheriffs Office

K9 teams receive the most amount of training of all the disciplines in police patrol work. The basic patrol canine school is 480 hours. This is where the teams learn obedience control, apprehension work and suspect search skills. (Cocoa Police Department image)

The canine team may receive an additional 160 hours, at a minimum, for detection training. This is where the dog is trained to identify and locate the odors of illegal drugs, explosive and/or cadavers. (Cocoa Police Department image)

Police canine teams from around Central Florida and the state met in Central Florida for a friendly competition in October. (Cocoa Police Department image)

The competition offered a rare opportunity for the public to see police canine teams in action as they navigate 12 obstacles that simulate a variety of disciplines including scent detection, hurdles, jumping through windows, tunnels, and more. (Cocoa Police Department image)

Each K9 team was tested throughout the events at the 2019 K9 Competition. (Cocoa Police Department image)

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