On May 18, 2011 members of the Special Operations Division, Canine Section competed in the Virginia Canine Association Iron Dog Competition. The competition consisted of several events which included: Suspect Apprehension, Muzzle Work, Article Search, Drug Detection, Agility and Gun Battle with Cover and Concealment. There were 45 competitors and 10 three man teams. The results were as follows:
Pfc. Mike Amorino #2798 paired with two Howard County handlers – 1st Place team
Pfc. Scott Allen#3081, Cpl. Geoffrey Brown #2456 and Cpl. Richard Smith #2669 – 3rd Place team
Cpl. Richard Smith #2669 – 3rd Place Muzzle Work
Cpl. Richard Smith #2669- 1st Place Criminal Apprehension and Article search
Cpl. Geoffrey Brown #2456- 3rd Place Gun Battle with Cover and Concealment
Please join the Special Operations Division in congratulating the Canine Officers and their accomplishments.