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UConn to Host 21st Annual K-9 Olympics in Storrs

Officer and K-9 units will put their skills to the test Saturday at UConn's Depot Campus.

The is hosting the 21st Annual Connecticut K-9 Olympics this weekend at the Storrs Depot Campus.

The all-day event begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and is free and open to the public.

The competition involves 35 K-9 units from Connecticut State Police, the Department of Corrections and local police departments.

Awards will be given out to the top teams in the following categories:

  • Obedience
  • Criminal Apprehension
  • Top Overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd
  • Most Experienced Handler
  • Most Experienced K-9
  • Obstacles

The State Police B.A.T. (Breath Analysis Testing) vehicle, Department of Corrections CERT team, narcotic and bomb detection dogs will also be on hand at the event.

All donations and proceeds raised from the sales of T-shirts and food will go to local charities.

Directions: Take Route 195 south to Route 44 west to the UConn Depot campus (across from the ). Take a left onto Weaver Road.

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