USPCA History

The United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) is the Nation’s Oldest and Largest Police K-9 Organization. Since 1971, we have been training and certifying police dogs in General Patrol Dog use, Tracking, Protection, Narcotic Detection, Explosive Detection, Arson, Fish and Game, and Search and Rescue. These regional and national certifications have been upheld by more than 78 U.S. Supreme and Federal District Court rulings as a ‘Bona-Fide’ test for Police use. We are the Police Dog Teams Protecting America. We represent the very finest in Police Dog Training and Certification and strive for constant improvement.

The Police Dogs that you see in Airports, Train Stations, Police Cruisers, and so on are probably dogs that have been trained and certified by the USPCA. We have a wide diversity of breeds to include the German Shepherd Dog, Belgian Malinois, Retrievers, Labradors, Border Collies, Bloodhounds, and so on.

The United States is broken down into various ‘Regions’ that participate and hold field trials each year. Those teams receiving top scores are invited to attend the National Police Dog Field Trials, where the National Champion is selected. 

We also host many training seminars across the USA with our National Trainers. These trainers represent the very finest in Police Dog Training, with most having decades of experience in training and evaluating dogs. Many of our trainers have military backgrounds that further complement their value towards police dog training. We also assist as subject matter experts for various research Universities and organizations looking into K-9’s to help detect cancer, diabetes, even stolen historical artifacts being smuggled from the mid-east.

We would love for you to learn more about Police K-9’s by visiting one of your local Police Dog events, public demonstrations, or even request a ride-along with your local Police Dog Handler by calling your local Police Department.

We also have various levels of members ranging from the Police Dog Teams, Search and Rescue, and General Supporters. We welcome all of your donations into our 501:C-3 Non-Profit Organization, and I look forward to meeting you at one of our events one day.

For more information, visit our website at www.USPCAK9.com or contact Don Slavik, Executive Director at [email protected] or by phone at (651) 350-4541.


USPCA Bylaws

Updated: January 7, 2019