Murrieta: The First Annual Murrieta Police Department K-9 Trial Event is Saturday April 7

The Trials are Being being held at Murrieta Valley High School from 10am to 4pm

The Murrieta Police Department will be hosting their first Law Enforcement/Military K-9 Trials. The event will feature Law Enforcement and Military K-9 units from throughout Southern California. Events on Friday April 6th will include explosives and narcotics detection as well as evidence search.

Friday’s events will be CLOSED to the public.

On Saturday April 7, 2018 the event will be OPEN to the public. The event will run from 10am – 4pm at Murrieta Valley High School on 42200 Nighthawk Way in the City of Murrieta. The public will be invited to observe the K-9 teams participate in several events. Teams will compete in both obedience and agility courses. Both courses are designed to test and showcase the teamwork between the K9’s and their human partners. Teams will compete in area and building searches where the K9’s superior olfactory senses will be put to the test as they attempt to locate people who are hidden in various location. The final event of the day will be the patrol work portion. During that event teams will navigate several real life scenarios in which they must deploy their K9 to apprehend decoys in bite suits.

On Saturday April 7, 2018, during the event, there will be a Public Safety Fair to include the MPD SWAT, MPD Fire Department, Child I.D. Kits, Food Vendor, Kids Activities and local Vendors on site for shopping. With free admission and free parking, this is a “not to be missed” family friendly event that supports local businesses.

The Murrieta Police Department K-9 Unit currently consists of five K-9 teams. Cpl Elliott with K9 Kazan, a German Shepherd; Ofc Hollenweger with K9 Rocky, a Belgian Malinois; Ofc Harwick with K9 Buck, a Belgian Malinois; Ofc Huss with K9 Pak, a Belgian Malinois & Ofc Martin with K9 Duke, a Bloodhound.

All profits from this event go to the Paws4Law Foundation. Paws4Law is a local 501c3 non-profit dedicated to raising community awareness and support for the Murrieta Police Department K9 Unit.

Paws4Law Foundation is completely independent of the Murrieta Police Department and the City of Murrieta. Most notably they work with the handlers of retired K9’s to make sure they get the medical treatment/surgeries they need and deserve after a life of serving their community. They are working long term to help acquire property and build a K9 training facility in Murrieta.

Press Release Provided By the Murrieta Police Department