VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI)- A national event took place at Inman Field in Vincennes on Tuesday.
The public got a behind the scenes look at how officers and K-9's interact in the line of duty.
The event was free and open to everyone. It is all a part of the American Police Canine Association (ACPA) National Training Conference.
The event allowed all ages to watch K-9's in action. It showcased the dog's abilities such as sniffing out illegal drugs in vehicles and chasing after suspects.
Gates opened at 4 p.m. and demonstrations with the K-9's beginning at 6 p.m.
Michael Daugherty, 11-years-old, enjoyed the event. He hopes to be a cop when he is older.
"I want to have a dog like that," Daugherty said. "I want to see somebody gets attacked."
And Patty Stivers was surprised by how calm K-9's are.
"How still they sit," Stivers said. "The treats are their toys, I think it is pretty neat."
Knox County Sherrif's Department says K-9's run up to 35 miles per hour. The dogs can locate drugs in about 30 seconds.
Police say the event is all in efforts to building a safer community.