24800 Hayes St. | Taylor, Michigan 48180 | Phone: (313) 291-2902 | Fax: (313) 291-2783

Winter 2016

Hello to my fellow NAPCH members,

     Another Alpena Seminar is in the books. Over 280 NAPCH K9 Teams participated with over 15 training sites running each day. The positive response received from the members was the Seminar was a huge success. A special thank you to the Honor Guard that made the opening ceremony a class act. The Executive Board and Master Trainers stepped up for the membership providing training and training ideas that are second to none. At the general membership meeting  a special tribute to Paul Adams was conducted. The membership also requested more regional seminars conducted in between the Alpena training. The membership was informed that better communication was needed to all of the membership. The membership was advised of the constant updating of the website and Facebook pages. It was also discussed of possible mass texting in the future. One thing was made clear the membership needs to stay be involved to keep the organization moving forward. Nominations were conducted with the membership retaining the President, naming a new Secretary, and voting for five members to occupy three Trustee positions. I want to congratulate Lifetime Achievement Award members Master Trainer Skip Brewster and Master Trainer Tom Stevenson. A special recognition for performance above the call of duty was conducted for NAPCH member Officer Skyler Newfer of the Kenton Ohio Police Department. At the Awards banquet the 2016 Explosive Detection Team award went to Officer Daniel Webb and K9 Ike of White Collar Canine, the Narcotic Detection award went to Officer Mickey Mitchell and K9 Yuma of the Toledo Ohio Police Department, the Utility Team award went to Constable Greg MacArthur and K9 General of the Guelph Police Services and the Lifesaving award went to Officer Tom Wietecha and K9 Corporal of the Roseville Michigan Police Department.

     As the US elections are coming to a close it is clear that Law Enforcement and Private Security have several challenges in front of them. One thing is clear, you must train to be prepared and never lose prospective that the good law abiding citizens are counting on you to keep them safe! This responsibility was brought on by you for wanting to be a K9 Handler.

    I want to thank the membership in attendance in Alpena for believing in what I am attempting to do by moving this organization forward and their confidence I will continue to strive to represent them in a proper manner.In the next couple of months all regular NAPCH members will be receiving a Ballot in the mail. Please take the time to fill out and return the ballot. Please contact the NAPCH office if you have updated addresses, emails, or telephone numbers for contact purposes. 

    I wish you, your family and your K9 partner(s) a safe and joyful Holidays!


Terry Foley