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K9 Handlers Course

The Atlantic Police Academy is pleased to announce an accredited Police K‐9 Handlers Course, the first of its kind. The APA has partnered with the Burke Police Work Dog Academy of Upper Coverdale, New Brunswick to deliver a rigorous 14 week training program.

The successful graduates of this program will be given a full APA accreditation and they will be job ready upon course completion.

The training course will be overseen by Gilbert Allard, a Master K‐9 Trainer with over 20 years of police canine experience in the province of Quebec. The APA partnership with the Burke Police Dog Academy brings together three key elements: a state-of-the-art K‐9 training facility, K‐9 training expertise with an impeccable reputation, and a police training institution that prides itself in delivering public safety training based on the highest standards.

Donald Burke President and owner of the Burke Police Dog Academy is pleased to be a partner in this program.

“With the increased demand for police dog services in law enforcement, this K‐9 program will be invaluable to policing jurisdictions that are looking to expand their service with a K‐9 unit or to improve their current force with outstanding training,” Burke said.

The APA program will give the policing community access to some of the finest dogs available at affordable prices, making it easier to start up or strengthen a K‐9 unit.

Interested candidates can make further inquiries and obtain details by contacting APA Deputy Director Eric Fiander by e-mail or at (902) 888-6716.

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