Public receives behind the scenes look at K-9 event

A national event took place at Inman Field in Vincennes on Tuesday.

Posted: Sep. 29, 2017 3:03 AM

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.

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