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CRC K‑9 team takes two wins in K‑9 trials

CRC K-9 team.
California Rehabilitation Center K-9 Team.

California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) Officer Christopher Reyes and K-9 Pita took two awards in the Murrieta Police Department K-9 Trials. Other CDCR K-9 teams also took home honors, listed below.

They placed first in Building Narcotics Detection and fifth in Narcotics Detection Evidence.

The CDCR Southern Region K-9 Unit competed in the fourth annual Murrieta Police Department K-9 Trials. The event is held every year to benefit Paws 4 Law Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness and support for the Murrieta Police Department K-9 Unit and other K-9 Units within Riverside County.  The event is open to the public and covers two days of events.

All funds raised by its volunteer members stay within the organization and are used to improve the performance and quality of life of active and retired police canines. This year’s event was dedicated to the memory of Murrieta Police Detective Waterman and his K-9 Blitz.

Units were evaluated based on K-9 Drive, Teamwork, and Timed Narcotics Detection. Over 35 law enforcement K-9 teams located throughout California competed for the distinguished first through fifth place awards. 

CDCR Southern Region K-9 Unit awards

An officer handler and his K-9.
CRC Officer Christopher Reyes and his partner K-9 Pita.

Building, Narcotics Detection:

  • 1st Place:  Officer Reyes and K-9 Pita (CRC)
  • 4th Place: Officer Steele, R. and K-9 Izzy (CAL)

Vehicle Search, Narcotics:

  • 3rd Place: Officer Manrriquez, J. and K-9 Duke (CIW)
  • 5th Place: Sergeant Duenas, R. and K-9 Gunner (CIM)

Parcel, Narcotics Detection:

  • 5th Place: Officer Martin, J. and K-9 Camo (ISP)

Evidence, Narcotics Detection:

  • 5th Place: Officer Reyes, C. and K-9 Pita (CRC)

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