The President's Perspective
Latest information for our membership.........
Our association wishes to extend it's sincerest heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the family of Master Trainer Robert C. Anderson, whose mother passed away in Florida during the month of June. We will continue to keep Bob and his family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Also we wish to extend our congratulations to Master Trainer Roger J. Reardon who recently retired from the Rhode Island State Police upon completing twenty-five years of service. Roger we wish you and your family the best in your upcoming retirement and hope you have a happy one.
The National Conference is fast approaching and registrations have started coming in. We ask that you make your reservations early as we are expecting a high attendance at this year's conference. This years keynote speaker is national renown Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Department. This years event is set for September 20-24, 2015 and hosted by the New Haven, Indiana Police Department. Event and lodging information can be found on this website under the Upcoming Events Section. This is a conference you definitely don't want to miss!
For those members wishing to be considered for the A.P.C.A. President's Awards, the review process concludes 09/01/15. All case activity information must be postmarked no later than 09/15/2015 to be eligible for consideration. Send summaries of activities to: A.P.C.A., Attn: President's Awards, P.O. Box 382, Bedford, Indiana 47421.
Those members wishing to submit letters of nomination for their fellow members for this year's national awards should forward all correspondence no later than 07/29/15. Awards criteria can be found under the Awards Section of this website. Please forward nominations to: Awards Chairman, Master Trainer Scott Adam, 3308 Cedar Valley Drive, New Haven, Indiana 46774.
During the month of May the association conducted annual certifications in Florence, South Carolina. The photos included in this monthly letter are a few selections that were taken during certifications which were held at the Darlington Motor Speed Way. K-9 Teams represented agencies from the Florence County Sheriff's Office, Florence City Police Department and the Hartsville Police Department.
Welcome aboard to our newest members in the month of June! We are pleased to have Joshua Russell, Wesley Carlisle, Joseph Johnston, Danny Comlin,
Jeremy Johnson, Joseph Nicholas, Nathan Keener, Gilbert Fairman,Randy Thomas,
Matthew Brunswick, Sam Crish, Michael Sarro, Ryan Barr, Charles Wirick,
Brian Parker, Shawn Feldner, Keith Whan, Derrick Fort Sr., Matthew Vasel,
Damien Maddox, Wilson Bishop, Anthony Dandurand, Damon Baker and
Daniel Gazzola. We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.
Until our next update, stay safe out there and keep trainin' those dogs!
Mike Johnson, President
American Police Canine Association