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 Welcome to our Membership page.
The National Police Bloodhound Association is proud to be the oldest Man-Trailing Bloodhound Organization in the Country.
To get the most out of your NPBA Membership we encourage our members to get involved and regularly attend one or all of our three annual training seminars. For more information on Membership and benefits please see details below. 
To register or renew membership click on the type of membership below to complete the online application.
After submitting the Membership Application, you will see the payment link in the confirmation message.

Individual Membership - $50.00 annual fee

​Senior Membership -$20.00 annual fee

New Membership - $50.00 annual fee

New membership applicants work together with our Membership Coordinator and Training Coordinator to complete the New Membership requirements as listed below.

Requirements for New Membership
  • Open to sworn law enforcement personnel and other individuals possessing police powers. Must have powers of arrest.​

  • Individual applicants must be actively using bloodhounds in Law Enforcement and Search & Rescue

  • Applicants must serve a one-year probationary period and attend an NPBA Seminar at which time he or she must have training records reviewed by an NPBA instructor. 

  • The applicant must furnish a letter from the federal, state, county, or municipal department they work through clarifying their status with that agency.



Membership Benefits 

Includes the opportunity to attend any one of our three Annual Seminars and apply for certification for your team.

The NPBA One-Year Bloodhound Certification consists of completing an extensive 40-hour class consisting of classroom instruction, fieldwork, written test, and successful instructor evaluation. Contact Chris Nichols the NPBA training coordinator for more information.
Membership includes the National Police Bloodhound Association’s digital quarterly newsletter “NOSE NEWS”, which will keep you updated on various topics that affect you as a handler.



 Membership can be made online via PayPal after submitting the Membership Application.

The deadline to submit your Membership fee is November 1st each year. Past due membership will incur a $5.00 fee.

𝗠𝘂𝗹𝘁𝗶-𝗠𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝗗𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁 offered at $40.00/person to an agency with a minimum of 4 - 6 handlers, $35.00/person for 7-10 handlers, $25.00/person for 11-20 handlers, $20.00/person for over 21 handlers.

Membership Information

For more information regarding membership in the National Police Bloodhound Association, send e-mail to Vice President at

Related Documents

Search Reports Digital Form

Search Reports PDF

Thank you for your interest in the NPBA  "Setting the standard since 1962"

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