The Valparaiso Police Department is hosting the North American Police Workdog Association fall workshop in Valparaiso today (Mon Sept 16) thru Friday. Valparaiso Police Patrolman and K-9 officer Todd Kobitz told the Region News Team officers from around Indiana, including here in the Region, Gary, Valparaiso, Chesterton, Porter and Porter County and law enforcement fromt neighboring states will be attending the workshop and training along with their K-9 partners.
You can hear our interview with Officer Kobitz online here at our website at News Audio on Demand.
Many of the officers and their K-9 partners will be providing a public demonstration of the many duties they conduct on a daily basis. The demonstration will include drug searches, tracking suspects, apprehending suspects, building searchers, locating explosives and obedience. The public demonstration will be held at the Ben Franklin Middle School football field on the west side of the school. A police car procession will be conducted from the east side of the city to the event, startng at about 4:30 pm in the area of Lincolnway and Roosevelt.
The public demonstration is scheduled for Wednesday September 18th at 5 p.m. It will take place at Ben Franklin Middle School located at 605 Campbell St. on the football field located on the west side of the school. Everybody is encouraged to attend and there is no charge to attend the event.
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