Congrats to our K9 teams

Officers Nate Eichman, Scott Mittelstadt, Jenny Ficcadenti and Travis Brown with K-9s Riggs and Jace

Earlier this week the Region 18 United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Trials took place in Hermantown, Minnesota and the EPPD’s two K-9 teams were there. The Trials kicked off Sunday night with a public demonstration and on Monday and Tuesday teams were tested in Recall, Apprehension, Article Search, Handler Protection and Agility.

Dogs that achieved an overall score of 70% or better on the tests were certified as police canines by the USPCA, including the EPPD’s two K-9s, Jace and Riggs. Congratulations to their handlers Officers Jenny Ficcadenti and Scott Mittelstadt, and thank you to the two decoys (officers who play “bad guys” during the tests), Officers Nate Eichman and Travis Brown.