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Little Rock K9 Academy
Welcome to Little Rock K-9 Academy
We are a worldwide producer of superb quality Police Patrol and Narcotic Detector Dogs. ALL of our Police Service Dogs are pre-trained in Narcotics Detection, Obedience, Tracking, Area & Building Searches and Criminal Apprehension. By training the dogs in advance we minimize the handler’s down time from the Department while away attending our Handler’s Course.
Our Handler Courses are the most advanced and informative in the industry. We limit our handler courses to 8 handlers and our Handler to Instructor ratio is about 3 to 1. Our Resulting Instructor Team maintains minimal down time and expects strict attention to detail from the handlers. Some companies Handler’s Courses are 3 weeks or more because the handlers are doing the subsequent training of their dog. Again, because our dogs are trained in advance, our course time for a Narcotic Detector Dog is one week (40-50 hours) and Patrol Dog Course is 2 weeks (80-90 hours).
All of our Handler’s Courses are submitted to Arkansas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards & Training and are approved courses. Our Handler Course training hours has been accepted by each police agency, Worldwide. Each Handler is given written and practical exams upon each completion phase of our courses. Upon completion of the Handler’s Course, we furnish each Police Agency with a detailed packet that contains the Handler’s: course curriculum, test scores, performance synopsis, certification certificates, a special certificate from the Governor of Arkansas and a Thank You letter.
Have you ever contacted a Police Service Dog Provider to only receive a telephone answering machine or cell phone voicemail? Does it take hours, sometimes days to receive the information you need about a Police Service Dog?
At Little Rock K-9 Academy, your phone calls are ALWAYS greeted with a live and courteous person, never answering machines or voicemails. We respond to your phone calls in a prompt manner, because we understand that you need our information to make informed decisions.
Little Rock K-9 Academy is the only Police Service Dog training facility in Arkansas and the mid-south where ALL Instructors are Award Winning, Police Officers and State Certified Law Enforcement Instructors, No Civilians. Our Instructors have more than 80 years of combined experience.
Our Support Staff consists of full time Canine Trainers, Secretaries, an Accounting Clerk, a Finance Team and Dog Groomers. Our staff handles your phone calls, financing, assisting with your lodging accommodations and insuring that your dogs are properly bathed and groomed on the day of delivery.
Governor Beebe (seated) signs Act 168 (Arkansas K9 Certification Standards) into Law
Police Service Dog Handler's Course
is tentatively scheduled for:
May 13--24, 2013
March 2013 Handler Class Pictures
Coming to the Home Page May 13, 2013
~ SEE OUR DOGS IN ACTION! ~
Arkansas K-9 Certification Standards
I (Tony Smith) of Little Rock K-9 Academy envisioned the idea of establishing a State Certification Standards for Police Canine Officers. In December 2010, I approached The Honorable Mike Beebe, Governor of Arkansas and discussed the idea. After learning such standard would be free to all police canine officers, Governor Beebe embraced the idea and suggested I work directly with The Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy (ALETA) and The Commission of Law Enforcement Standards and Training office (CLEST) and proceed with the endeavor. I drafted a set of canine standards for Narcotic Detector dogs / Explosive Detector dogs and Patrol Apprehension dogs. We invited representatives from State, Municipal and County law enforcement agencies to form a Panel to review / revise the drafted canine standards so they would become applicable to police canine officers statewide. During the last two years, I have worked tirelessly with ALETA and CLEST with numerous Panel meetings and both House / Senate committee meetings to continue the pursuit for the Arkansas K9 Certification Standards. On Wednesday, February 27, 2013, The Governor signed into law; ALETA and CLEST have the authority to regulate and certify police canine officers. It took more than 2 years to complete this mission and I would personally like to thank the following for their contributions in completing this mission: The Governor’s Office, CLEST, ALETA, Senator Bobby Pierce, Representative Jeff Wardlaw and the State, Municipal and County law enforcement officers who served on the advisory panel.