Oregon Police Canine Association

Dedicated to the professional use of canines throughout Oregon.     


  April 18th & 19th, 2016

 2016 OPCA Spring Seminar

Seven Feathers Casino Resort
Canyonville, Oregon 



Room rates: $89.00 + tax per night. This rate includes your choice of a king or two queen beds. You MUST make your reservation prior to April 3rd, 2016 or room blocks will be released. Advise the registrar you are with the Oregon Police Canine Association.

Start the Spring with two full days of information provided by the OPCA. Day one will include guest presenters for both detection and patrol. Day two will be infield, working dog sceneros developed by OPCA trainers. 

YOU SHOULD ATTEND IF… you are a new or experienced patrol, detection (drug), single or dual purpose K9 handler, a law enforcement patrol or detection dog trainer, a K9 unit supervisor or commander, a prosecutor who litigates narcotic or other K9 related cases. 

Monday night there will be a general membership meeting.

If you wish to take a certification test they will be offered on Sunday, April 17th. YOU MUST notify either Shawn Gore (patrol) or Rob Havice (Detection) PRIOR to the test date! Additionally, make sure you are registered as an OPCA member and current on your dues. This can be done through the website.

Registration / Check - in begins on April 18th at 7:00 AM

Classes will begin on the 18th at 8:00 AM






This single day course is designed for the working patrol/SWAT canine handler who is locating and apprehending suspects by means of a police service dog. This course will provide the canine handler with contemporary risk management reduction methods, addressing areas of training, documentation, deployments and civil litigation preparation. The course is instructed by staff with years of actual deployment experience who understands the complex nature of police service dog handling and civil liability reduction.




  • To promote friendship and brotherhood among all those interested in the training and use of the canine in police work.
  • To improve the abilities of the canine, thereby rendering better service to the community.
  • To coordinate the exchange of any techniques of training or utilization of the police service dog.
  • To improve the image of the working police dog in the populace in general through improved public service in the prevention and detection of crime.
  • To aid and assist those law enforcement agencies making application for information concerning the establishment of canine sections within their respective governmental agencies.
  • To have a skilled organization available and open for consultation by any government agency.
  • To pass proposals, resolutions, amendments, etc. submitted by an Executive Board for the good of the Association.
  • To coordinate the plans for and the execution of seminars and police canine trials.
  • To promote and encourage police service dog teams to pass OPCA performance standards on a yearly basis.


Oregon Police Canine Association
PO Box 4107 Hillsboro, Oregon 97123
Question or Comments Contact us at opcaweb@gmail.com

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