Abington’s Sgt. Doyle & K9 Bella Named #1 Overall Canine Team in PA

On September 8 Sgt. Doyle and K9 Bella, the patrol dog competed in the United States Police Canine Association’s Region 6 annual Patrol Dog 1 Trials and Certification held at the George C. Hill Correctional Facility located in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. 

Sg.t Doyle and K9 Bella  earned our patrol canine team certification as well as being named REPEAT CHAMPIONS!  They were recognized as the number one overall canine team for the entire PD1, as well as earning 1st place in criminal apprehension, 2nd place in evidence detection, and the 1st place team award shared with the Bensalem K9 Unit.  It was a great weekend for police canine and they made  Abington Township proud.

Region Six of the United States Police Canine Association covers the state of Pennsylvania. Region 6 is one of 26 Regions throughout the United States and Canada.

Sgt. Jennifer Doyle and K9 Bella trained for 19 weeks for their  initial Patrol Certification in order for Bella to become a K9 patrol dog. The certification criteria included obedience, agility, building searches, article searches; Bella’s favorite, and tracking. Bella  spent 14 weeks learning how to sniff out bombs. Together Sgt.  Doyle and Bella protect the community of Abington Township as 29-K4.