K9 Dog Demonstrations
APCO International’s Annual Conference and Expo is the premier event for public safety communications officials, and we cannot leave out our four-legged partners on the frontlines! Be sure to stop by the Dog Demo area to see some of the finest canine “officers.”
Santa Ana Police Department has eight working dogs. Among them are Rosie, a bloodhound, used to track missing persons or suspects by scent, and Shadow, a Labrador, the first full-time therapeutic K9 in Orange County. Shadow is sometimes used in interviews to soothe juvenile victims of violent crimes. There is also one K9 trained in the detection of narcotics, which enables him to assist patrol and narcotics officers, as well as outside law enforcement agencies, in locating illegal drugs.