Seminars are hosted by the National Police Bloodhound Association in conjunction with a sponsoring law enforcement agency.
The crux of the training will focus primarily on actual field work, with day and night training as well as classroom instruction for new handlers. A variety of scenarios will be presented. The 65,000 acre state park is fully available, as well as rural and town settings. A questionnaire for each handler and their hound will be completed prior to the seminar to identify their targeted areas of training.
Limited to 85 people; National Police Bloodhound Association members, their guests and those who would qualify for membership under the organization's constitution. Members and probationary members receive first consideration. Nonmembers considered on an individual basis, with slots being awarded first to those meeting membership requirements and desiring to join the organization. Only bloodhounds will be allowed at camp and only one dog per handler is eligible to attend. Kennels are not provided. Attendees must bring their own crates or kennels. Handlers are responsible for clean up of their dog’s areas. Handlers are encourages to bring and wear their working gear.
A light dinner will be provided for those arriving on April 28. Meals provided beginning with breakfast on Sunday, April 29 through breakfast on Friday, May 4, 2007.
Heated dormitory or cabins to be shared by four to five handlers will be provided in the cost of registration. Additional accommodations are available through the park office. Classrooms with audiovisual equipment, mess hall and meeting rooms are all available.
There are no special activities scheduled or provided for guests. The event is designed for the training of handlers, who are police officers, and their bloodhounds. Children attending will be the responsibility of the parent and not the association or the host. Children will be supervised at all times and will not be allowed in the training area alone.
Park Police Office (716) 354-9111
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Department (716) 938-9191