CLARKSTOWN, NY — Clarkstown Police Officer Michael Keane and K9 Taz took first place in the United States Police Canine Association Region #7 Narcotics Certification this week.
Officer Keane and Taz took part in a narcotics search test held in Yonkers, NY and placed first overall with a perfect score. Taz beat out 21 other K9’s from the region. Both he and Officer Keane will now represent Region #7 in the national competition being held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The United States Police Canine Association is the largest and oldest active organization of its kind, with a motto of “Ever Striving for the Betterment of all Police K-9." Membership is spread throughout the United States, Canada, and with the Armed Forces, throughout the world.
The Association develops new ideas and training methods and great strides in the standardization of training methods have been formulated.