Seminars

Seminars are hosted by the National Police Bloodhound Association in conjunction with a sponsoring law enforcement agency.

Spring 2009 Training Seminar in New York

Bloodhound mantrailing in the woods.

Sponsored by the National Police Bloodhound Association and hosted by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office.

Emphasis will be placed on actual field work, with day and night training as well as classroom instruction for new handlers. A variety of scenarios will be presented, with work being available within the 65,000 acre state park as well as rural and town settings.

Attendance

This seminar is limited to 85 people… National Police Bloodhound Association members and their hounds. All forms that are sent in will be reviewed and, if you do not meet the requirements for membership, your money will be returned. Only bloodhounds will be allowed at camp, and only one dog per handler is eligible to attend. Kennels will not be provided, so bring your own crates or pens. Handlers will be responsible for the upkeep of their dog’s area. Handlers are encouraged to bring and wear their working gear.

A Handler/Hound Information form for each handler and their hound must be completed prior to the seminar to identify needs and determine instructor and group assignments. This form is included with the flyer and registration form.

Observer

An “observer is an individual that is not a National Police Bloodhound Association member. An example of this would be an agency’s K-9 supervisor who attends the seminar to observe his member training. Observers are required to complete all registration forms for this seminar and submit them to the association for approval. Any other individual who is not a National Police Bloodhound Association member and desires to attend the seminar is also required to complete the registration forms and submit them under the observer category for approval by the National Police Bloodhound Association president.

Lodging

Heated cabins to be shared by four to five handlers will be provided in the cost of registration. Cabins have electricity and indoor bath. Additional accommodations are available through the park office. A classroom with audiovisual equipment, mess hall, and meeting rooms provided.

Best Western Bradford Inn (814) 362-4501 and Comfort Inn (814) 368-6772 are both holding rooms at a special rate. Call for pricing and let them know you are attending the NPBA seminar. Call early.

You may check in Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Allegany State Park. A light dinner will be provided for those arriving on April 25, 2009.

Meals

No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the camp. Meals provided beginning with breakfast on Sunday, April 26, 2009 through breakfast on Friday, May 1, 2009.

Registration form

Click on the flyer to download additional information and the registration form. Includes the Handler/Hound Information form.

Flyer and registration form for the 2009 spring seminar in New York. Adobe Reader required.

In case of emergency…

Park Police Office (716) 354-9111
Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Department (716) 938-9191

Dates

April 26 to May 1, 2009

You may check in Saturday, April 25, 2009.

Place

Allegany State Park
Salamanca, Cattaraugus County, New York

Registration

Deadline for submitting deposit and paperwork is Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

Transaction Member Observer
Total $300 $400
Registration Deposit $50 $50
Seminar Fee $250 $350

The $50 registration deposit must be submitted with the following forms.

Payment of the registration deposit ensures your position for the seminar. No department purchase orders can be accepted for the seminar. Seminar fee may be paid at the time your registration is submitted, or when you check in at the seminar location.

Contacts

Doug Lowry
president@npba.com
(301) 733-0951

Roger Titus
vicepresident@npba.com
(973) 875-3808

Directions to Allegany State Park

From Route 17 (Southern Tier Expressway): Exits 19 and 20 for Red House Area.

From Route 219: Follow 219 to Route 17 West. Or, from Bradford, Pennsylvania, take the Interstate Parkway to Quaker Area entrance.

Inside the park will be signs showing the way to camp.

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