The Canine Unit is an integral part of the Lethbridge Police Service. Agility, obedience, tracking, building searches, compound/area searches, evidence searches, criminal apprehension and drug detection are the main components of training a PSD (Police Service Dog) for the Lethbridge Police Service. They provide an element to police work that you can’t get anywhere else and in some cases, the PSD’s have the first interaction with subjects engaging in criminal activity, taking on a dangerous role for their human partners.

Come and learn more about the role the Canine Unit plays within the Lethbridge Police Service, the deep bond and special relationship between the police officer and the dog, and the tremendous amount of training that goes into becoming a police dog and canine officer.

Speaker: Constable James DeMone and PSD Arco

James DeMone played 55 games with the Canucks' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose in the 2005-06 season, and retired from professional hockey in 2007. He is now in his 11th years as a member of the Lehbridge Police Service and is currently a constable with the LPS Canine Unit.

PSD Arco is a Belgian Malinios who has served the Lethbridge Police along side Cst. DeMone for 7 years.

Moderator: Curtis Goodman

Date: Thursday, Dec 20, 2018 Time: Doors open 11:30 am, Presentation 12 noon, followed by Q&A , buffet lunch 1:00 pm Location: Royal Canadian Legion (north door) 324 Mayor Magrath Dr. S. Lethbridge Cost: $14 buffet lunch with dessert/coffee/tea/juice or $2 coffee/tea/juice. RSVP not required

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