Charles ‘Chuck’ Smith
1/16/1950 — End of Watch: 8/14/2014
I first remember Chuck Smith at the USPCA Training Seminar held in Newark, Ohio, in 1985. My class was conducting night tactical awareness exercise; we actually had dug an underground hideout that had an actual vegetation solid door. I accompanied Chuck and his K-9 as they worked this tactical problem in this large confined open area. This was the start of a long friendship.
Chuck, as I recall, worked for the Department of Corrections. Region 8 was established, and Chuck served as Trustee, Secretary Treasurer, and Vice-President and was the last Region 8 President when region 8 dissolved and merged back into Region 4. Chuck continued to be active and obtained his national judge certification #180. Today, I learned Chuck left this world after a long battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chuck’s family and friends.
Rest in Peace Judge #180
14, August 2014
2014 National Police Dog Trials
When: October 19 - 24, 2014
Host: Wilson, NC Police Department
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express, 5000 Hayes Place, Wilson, NC 27896; Phone: (252) 234-7900; Fee: $80/night, Mention "USPCA" when booking. Registration, meetings, and hospitality will be held at the Hampton Inn, across the parking lot from the Holiday Inn Express.
Information and Registration Packet: Download
17, May 2014
USPCA and Concordia University Announce Educational Partnership
In conjunction with Concordia University, USPCA members have the opportunity to receive a $2,000 tuition discount if he or she enrolls in any accelerated bachelor or master degree program at Concordia University.
Concordia offers many degree programs including their bachelor degree program in Criminal Justice and master degree programs in Criminal Justice Leadership and Forensic Mental Health.
For More information refer to Concordia's Partnership Advantage program.
20, March 2014
Please join us in recognizing and supporting those that have taken on a sponsorship and important programs that support USPCA officers and K9's. Without their generous help we could not full fill our mission.
Quarterly Awards Program and The Case of The Year Awards – Criminalistics, Inc.
Mr Patrick Cahill Memorial Award – Ray Allen Manufacturing
Bill Robinson Memorial Sportsmanship Award – Ace K9 – Radiotronics
John P. "Sonny" Burke Memorial Award – American Aluminum
Captain Tom Larsen Memorial Award - Open
President's Award – Purina
Ted Hirsch Memorial Award – Purina
Tim Jones Memorial Award – Havis, Inc.
Monza Award – American Aluminum
Championship Ring PDI – Police Service Dogs Training Center
25, April 2014
Please consider making a charitable donation in support of our goal of providing professional assistance to Officers, their agencies and communities served by police service dog programs.
28, February 2010
The ability of a canine to recognize explosives odors is the foundation for any explosives detection canine program.
Learn more about odor recognition and assessing your canine's ability to recognize explosives odors.
30, Jan 2009