National Tactical Police Dog Association

The purpose of the NTPDA is to raise the standard for K9 team certifications and consequently raise the level of performance of police K9 teams throughout the US. NTPDA is a different kind of certification organization. First, our certification is truly a tactical team certification, not only evaluating the dog’s performance, but the tactical competence of the team leader – the K9 officer. Our standards and training are focused on performance, competence, and safety. NTPDA certifications are available in the areas of patrol, narcotics, explosives, trailing, and article search.

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