The United States Police Canine Association became the largest and oldest active organization of its kind-“Ever Striving for the Betterment of all Police K-9” – in August, 1971 when two existing Associations, the Police K-9 Association and the United States K-9 Association, merged.
The original Florida Police K-9 Association, formed in 1964, was later changed to the Police K-9 Association in order to include other interested departments outside the section of the country established by the United Police K-9 Association.
It didn’t take too long before the members of these two fine organizations realized that strength was in unity and that their basic goals and objectives were the same. So the present Association was formed. Membership is spreading throughout the United States, Canada, and with the Armed Forces, throughout the world.
Each Region or District elect their own officers and are responsible for their day to day activities. The elected President of each Region or District automatically becomes a member of the National Executive Committee. There are currently twenty five Regions across the United States and Canada.
Our Region (Region 19) covers the entire State of Michigan and Ontario, Canada. We meet three times a year. In the winter when we hold our Training day & Winter meeting, the Spring when we hold our Detector Dog & Tracking Trials and in the Summer when we hold our Patrol Dog Certification.
The General Nature of the Objectives and Purposes of this Association: