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Law Enforcement Training


The Penn Vet Working Dog Center serves a diverse and growing K9 community. From search and rescue teams to law enforcement, we offer specialized services that are based in research.

Our Law Enforcement K9 Training Program provides local, state and federal agencies with individualized training to create high-performing K9 teams. Our program also breeds and trains working dogs. 

Meet Bob Dougherty-Law Enforcement Training Coordinator

Bob Dougherty and K9 partner Tango 

Cheltenham Township Police Officer Robert "Doc" Dougherty has become an integral member of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center as law enforcement canine coordinator. With more than 31 years of law enforcement and K9 experience, "Doc" brings vital training skills to the program.

 

About Our Law Enforcement Training Program

Working Dog Socks and Penn Officer at work

With more than 60 years combined of K9 and law enforcement experience, Training Director, Retir. NJ State Police Major Annemarie DeAngelo and Law Enforcement Training Coordinator Ret. Cheltenham Township Police Department Officer Robert Dougherty have created an innovative positive reinforcement-based program. We are committed to partnering with your department to help you build an elite K9 Unit.

Contact Us

To learn how our Law Enforcement K9 Program can support your department, contact us at info@pennvetwdc.org or 215-898-2200.

Services

Schools 

  • Basic K9 Patrol Handler Course
  • Scent Detector School
  • Train the Trainer

In-Service Training

  • Customized curriculum to meet your department’s needs

Seminars & Workshops 

  • Covering specific topics essential to success on the street

K9 Evaluations

  • Workability & Behavior
  • Injury Assessment & Rehabilitation with the Penn Vet Working Dog Center Performance Medicine 

Available K9s for Sale

  • Dual Purpose 
  • Single Purpose

Working Dog Research

  • Risk factors including opioid exposure
  • Impact of medications (i.e., naloxone, vaccines) on olfactions

Upcoming Events

Contact Us

To learn how our Law Enforcement K9 Program can support your department, contact us at wdcinfo@vet.upenn.edu or 215-898-2200.