March 16, 2015
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Florida Department of Corrections Canine Teams Win at Regional Competition
(From left to right: Canine Inspectors Travis Asbell , Robert Herbrand, Jonathon Cox, Daniel Carmichal)
TALLAHASSEE– The Florida Department of Corrections Office of Inspector General Contraband Interdiction Unit canine teams last week competed in the Region One Narcotic Detection Trials. This competition, which is organized and judged by the United States Police Canine Association, was hosted by the Haines City Florida Police Department and included 52 teams from across the Southeastern United States.
Four canine teams from the Inspector General’s Contraband Interdiction Unit were selected to compete in this event; Canine Inspectors Robert Herbrand (K9 Ozzie), Travis Asbell (K9 Legend), Jonathan Cox (K9 Bailey) and Daniel Carmical (K9 Norris).
All four Canine Inspectors placed highly in the indoor and outdoor narcotic detection categories.
Robert Herbrand and K9 Ozzie scored a 100 in both indoor and outdoor searches for a perfect score of 200 awarding the team 1st place overall and the title of “TOP DOG”.
Travis Asbell and K9 Legend placed 2nd overall.
Jonathan Cox and K9 Bailey placed 3rd overall.
Daniel Carmical and K9 Norris placed 2nd in the indoor competition.
The Department’s first and second place winners will be invited to Jackson, Mississippi in May to compete in the national finals.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 22,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 146,000 offenders in the community.