The Chattanooga Police Department (CPD) K9 Unit will host the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 22 Field Trials from Sunday through Thursday.
The USPCA is the nation's oldest and largest Police K9 organization. The organization certifies police dogs in a number of categories including General Patrol Dog use and Narcotic Detection which will be the two areas contested during the Field Trials in Chattanooga. The USPCA breaks down the United States into various regions that participate and hold field trials each year.
CPD expects 30 - 40 teams from Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee to participate in the field trials.
The K9 teams meeting top scores at the field trials in Chattanooga are invited to attend the National Police Dog Field Trials where a national champion is selected.