Apr 26th, 2023

The 2023 High Desert Police K9 Challenge was held in Hotchkiss, Colorado on April 22nd. This year the Craig Police Department was well represented with two teams: K9 Odin and handler - Officer N. Baker and K9 Bane and handler - Corporal G. Laehr. 

The event was to raise funds for the retired police dogs’ medical expenses, and funds for training seminars. The challenge are to help build public awareness of K9 units and their abilities, and for the dogs and handlers to show off their skills. The challenge categories are: Obedience, Agility, Detection, Fastest dog, Hardest hitting, Strongest grip, and Muzzle work, and each category is divided into age groups

Our K9 Teams were determined and did not disappoint! 

Corporal Laehr and K9 Bane:  Age Group 1-4                                                                                          

1st Place Narcotic Detection

2nd Place Obedience

3rd Place Agility

Officer Baker and K9 Odin:  Age Group 5-8

1st Place Narcotics Detection

3rd Place Fastest K9

We couldn't be prouder of our K9 Teams! WAY TO GO! Both teams represent the Craig Police Department with pride and integrity.