Virginia Police Canine Association
The Virginia Police Canine Association encourages and supports the professional development of working dogs and their handlers within duly constituted law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The Virginia Police Canine Association is a law enforcement group training and certifying police dogs for Patrol use, Tracking, Narcotic Detection, Explosive Detection, Article Recovery, Game and Fish, and Search and Rescue since 2000.
All K-9 teams undergo annual certification according to our established certification guidelines, proving their proficiency in the areas in which the K-9 team will function with their agency.
We strive to ensure that our members are proficient in the courtroom. We offer case law studies and moot court scenarios to keep K-9 handlers, supervisors, and local judicial officials apprised of changes in case law and strategies when prosecuting K-9 cases.
Access to trainers located all over the state
Certification at no additional cost to you or your agency
Discounted tracking, decoy, and tactical courses
Case law studies and legal updates
Networking with other handlers around Virginia
The VPCA is proudly comprised of K-9 teams from the following agencies: