When BBPD K9 Bako takes the field at Boynton Beach High School next month, he’ll have to run the fastest and hit the hardest to take home a trophy.
His competition is fierce – BBPD K9 Filip and K9 Daxxx are in it to win it too.
They will join more than 30 law enforcement officers and their K9 partners from across the state competing for the coveted title of top dog in the 2015 South Florida Police K9 Competition.
In addition to the hardest/fastest competition, they’ll jump over fences, crawl through barrels, climb walls and apprehend a few fake bad guys during a timed obstacle course.
Admission is free for this event, which runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on March 7 on the field of the high school at 4975 Park Ridge Blvd. Pets are not allowed.
There will be tons of activities for the kids, including a rock climbing wall, bounce house, the SWAT team’s interactive obstacle course, and Boynton Beach Fire Rescue’s simulated smoke maze.
Food, drinks, cotton candy and popcorn, and competition T-shirts will be available for purchase.
The opening ceremony begins at 2 p.m. with a presentation of colors by the Boynton Beach Police Department Honor Guard. Taylor McNevin, daughter of Sgt. Richard McNevin, will sing the National Anthem.
There will then be a special presentation made to St. John’s County Sheriff’s Deputy Farrah Ashe in honor of her late partner, K9 Baron, who was drowned in the line of duty while apprehending a suspect wanted for felony narcotics distribution on Oct. 7, 2014.
The K9 teams will take the field at 3 p.m. for the obstacle/criminal apprehension portion of the competition. The hardest/fastest dog competition will begin at 6 p.m., followed by an awards presentation.
All proceeds from the event benefit the Boynton Beach Police Department K9 Unit. For more information, visit www.sflpolicek9competition or call PIO Stephanie Slater at 561-742-6191.