Everyone loves the K-9s, and now is your chance to see them in action as the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation hosts the 32nd Annual LVMPD K-9 Trials on March 24, 2024, at South Point Arena, 9777 S. Las Vegas Blvd. Doors open at 8:00 am, the opening ceremony at 9:00 am, and competitions start at 9:30 am.
K-9 teams from law enforcement, military, and hotel and casino properties compete in a variety of events, including Agility and Handler Protection. The top three finishers will receive Tough Dog, Top Dog, and Top Agency awards. Teams are judged on many facets of their performance, including handler tactics.
More than 5,000 people are expected to attend. FREE General Admission tickets to the LVMPD K-9 Trials are available to the public. Register online at Tickets: 32nd Annual LVMPD K-9 Trials
The emcees for the show are LVMPD Southeast Area Command Captain Jeff Clark and Beth Fisher, who handles Community Relations for the agency. In addition to all the skilled K-9 competitors, LVMPD SWAT will kick-start the action with a dramatic opening ceremony demonstration.
The LVMPD K-9 Section is one of the oldest, continuously operating K-9 units in the United States, comprised of 16 officers, three sergeants, one lieutenant, 18 patrol dogs, five narcotic detector dogs, and five explosive detector dogs. Three patrol dogs are also certified as human remains detectors.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation is the producer of the event and will have K-9 branded merchandise available for sale at the Trials. Proceeds from merchandise sales provide healthcare for retired LVMPD K-9s, Metro area commands, equipment & technology, and positive community engagement activities that help make Las Vegas safer for all.
Highlighting the event’s importance to the community, Karen Marben, Executive Director of the LVMPD Foundation, says, “The LVMPD K-9 Trials serve as a unique platform for the public to witness and appreciate the incredible skills of law enforcement teams and their K-9 partners. This firsthand experience helps break down barriers and contributes to a better understanding of policing in our community.”
Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities: Enhance your brand’s visibility by sponsoring the LVMPD K-9 Trials. Showcase your business through event sponsorship or advertise in our printed program book—a collector’s item for many attendees. For more information on these opportunities, please call Lisa Tomlin-Kurr at the LVMPD Foundation at 702-444-0563.
ABOUT THE LVMPD FOUNDATION:
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that raises funds to support and supplement Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department programs and initiatives. Established in 1999, the LVMPD Foundation is dedicated to supporting LVMPD area commands, special units, equipment, training, and hundreds of community engagement programs and initiatives that build relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officers are here to Protect and Serve our community, and together with law enforcement, we can help make our neighborhoods safer for all. Please join us in our important work by contributing at www.lvmpdfoundation.org.