The VPD K9 Unit incorporates training on a daily and weekly basis. All of our K9 Teams are in a constant state of training as the highly specialized skills they have developed are perishable and can be lost if not practiced on a regular basis. Our entire Unit attends a weekly training session with other local law enforcement K9 Teams.


The training is conducted by the Inglis Police Dog Academy and includes obedience, obstacles, officer protection, suspect apprehension, tracking, and narcotics detection. While at training the Teams are exposed to various scenarios that help better prepare them for patrol.