The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Police Department K9 unit, are excited to invite you to attend the 18th annual DESERT DOG POLICE K9 TRIALS.

During the weekend events, you will be able to observe many active Police, Military, and Government K9 teams from around the nation competing in various field exercises. Most of the events will be timed for the purpose of a tiebreaker. Exciting demonstrations will be performed during the intermissions showcasing the abilities of our amazing K9s. K9, SWAT and Fire Vehicles will be on display, as well as a Police Helicopter. 

Come watch and cheer on your favorite K9 teams as they compete in events including, Handler Protection, Tactical Building Search, Building Search, Agility/Obstacle Course, Area Search, Narcotics and Explosives Detection. Click here for more information on these events.

The ALECA store will be selling K9 gear, including event t-shirts, K9 hats and other K9 and police related products.  Over 50 vendors will be on the concourse selling a wide variety of merchandise.

The annual Desert Dog Police K9 Trials are not funded by any public funds. All costs associated with this event must be raised through donations, sales of program ad space or vendor booth fees. If


If you or your business would like to become involved in supporting or sponsoring the K9 Trials, or are interested in purchasing a Vendor Booth, advertising in the Program, K9 Team Sponsorship, or assisting your local K9 unit, please contact Susan Tollakson at


We hope that you have a wonderful time and enjoy learning about the K9 teams.




April 18th & 19th, 2020




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ALECA is a organization that consists of Law Enforcement handlers and trainers throughout the Southwest. Meetings are held several times per year, usually in conjunction with training and seminars.

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