The Virginia Police Canine Association encourages and supports the professional development of all working dogs and their handlers within duly constituted law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Raising funds for purchasing K-9 equipment, training, and payment of medical expenses for those who put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe.
The Virginia Police Canine Association is a law enforcement group that has been training and certifying police dogs in general Patrol use, Tracking, Narcotic Detection, Explosive Detection, Article Recovery, Game and Fish and Search and Rescue since 2000.
All K9 teams undergo annual certification, in accordance with our established certification guidelines, proving their proficiency in the areas in which the K9 team will function with their agency.
We strive to ensure that our members are proficient in the courtroom. We offer case law studies and moot court scenarios to keep K9 handlers, supervisors, and local judicial officials apprised of changes in case law and of strategies when prosecuting K9 cases.
Waynesboro Police Department SOD Detective Shaver and K-9 Barkley have reached a total of $1,201,064.00 in cash and narcotics seizures. Detective Shaver is a 29-year veteran of the Waynesboro Police Department. K-9 Barkley is a 5 year old Springer Spaniel trained in Narcotics. VPCA would like to congratulate the team on reaching over $1 MILLION in seizures. Very few K-9 Teams accomplish this in their [...]