El Centro K-9s, officers shine at competition

El Centro Police Department K-9 Officer James Thompson and his partner Max enjoy some downtime together at the police station’s grass lawn on Thursday. Thompson and Max had earned notable recognition at a recent K-9 competition in Oceanside. JULIO MORALES PHOTO

Two El Centro Police Department K-9 officers were able to successfully distinguish themselves and earn the judges’ favor during their first-ever K-9 competition last weekend in Oceanside.

The two ECPD K-9 officers’ accomplishments were made all the more notable considering their relatively short tenure as K-9 officers, in comparison to some of their more experienced competitors in the first annual Oceanside Police Department K-9 Trials.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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