Officer Anthony J. Pape, Wins National School Resource Officer of the Year
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: October 11, 2007
The American Police Canine Association recently conducted its 2007 National Conference in
Officer Anthony J. Pape, of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, was selected as the American Police Canine Association's 2007 School Resource Officer of the Year. Officer Pape was instrumental in the establishment of a national certification standard for School Resource Officer Canine Detection Teams, which was adopted by the American Police Canine Association in April 2007 in Concord, North Carolina. In addition, Officer Pape and his K-9 partner, Hunter, are recognized as the first School Resource Officer (SRO) Canine Detection Team to receive a national certification in this specialized field.
The American Police Canine Association is the first and only national law enforcement canine association in the world which offers national certifications to School Resource Officer canine teams. SRO teams are specialized law enforcement canine detection units which are assigned to school districts, and are trained to detect firearms and illicit narcotics on school property. Canines which are utilized in this program are passive canines with strong social skills.
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