Here is Renee's interview with UConn Police Department's Officer Michael Rhodes and K-9 Harper, and Lieutenant Josh Trifone from the Department of Corrections in Enfield.
They chat about the upcoming 2021 Connecticut K-9 Olympics!
Date of Olympics: Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Teams start the competition at 8:00 AM on a rotating basis throughout the day. The competition should be completed by 2:00 PM with an awards ceremony to follow.
Location: 285 Shaker RD Enfield CT
The Connecticut K-9 Olympics is entering its 29th year. The event is a day long competition involving K-9 units from local police departments, CT State Police, and Department of Corrections. Teams are evaluated during a competition in an arena style setting. Areas of competition include, but are not limited to, obedience, obstacles, building search, marksmanship, and an apprehension K-9 drill.
Also available will be static displays of equipment used by law enforcement to include present day and historical Police vehicles and weapon systems. This will include speciality vehicles such as the State Police B.A.T. (Breath Analysis Testing) vehicle, Department of Corrections CERT team, narcotic and bomb detection dogs, and a variety of other police and animal related services.
Money raised through the sales of shirts and food, and from donations, is returned to local charities. This year money raised will go to the Hometown Foundation (SPECIAL OLYMPICS), "CHIPS" Program, Shriners Children's Burn Centers and other "Police related" charities to be announced prior to this year's event.
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