Police and Deputy K-9's Win First Place In Detection Competition

The Wichita Falls police department's K-9 team won first place in March's drug detection competition.

K-9 Ben and his handler, officer Teddie Whitefield, won first place for narcotic detection at the 2011 United States Police Canine Association Seminar and Certification.

The training and competition included 17 K-9 teams from as far away as Denton, Coppell and Abilene. The 5-day event was held in Wichita Falls March 21st through 25th and included training in Patrol tactics and explosive detection.

The Wichita County Sheriff's Office hosted the 2011 United States Police Canine Association Training and Certification Course also. The Certification included training on Patrol Tactics and explosive detection.

Wichita County Deputy Josh Brown and his K-9 partner Kimbo came in First Place with a Indoor Search time of 99.00 and a time of 2:30. Their outdoor search was 99.33 with a time of 2:00.