CCSO team achieves K9 certification

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Corporal Stephen Glaser and K9 Hunter of the Carver County Sheriff’s Office recently were awarded a Certificate of Excellence in a national K9 certification program. (Submitted Photo)

Carver County Sheriff Jim Olson is proud to announce that the Carver County Sheriff’s Office K9 team, comprised of Corporal Stephen Glaser and K9 Hunter, recently participated in the USPCA National PD1 certification held in Charles County, Md. Glaser and Hunter were awarded a Certificate of Excellence as a Nationally Certified PD 1 dog.
To qualify for attendance at Nationals, a K9 team must achieve a score of 560 to 700 during Regional trials. Scored events include agility, obedience, article/evidence search, suspect search, and two separate types of apprehension skills.
Glaser and Hunter have successfully completed six Regional trials as a K9 team qualifying each year for National certification. This year Regional trials were held in Nicollet County, Minn.
The Carver County Sheriff’s K9 Unit received a $1,000 donation from a Carver County resident, which allowed the K9 team to make its first appearance at this prestigious event.
Attending Nationals was a once in a career opportunity for this K9 team. This event demonstrated the dedication and accomplishment Glaser and Hunter have shown regularly in their service to the citizens of Carver County.

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