Beginning Sunday, April 8th, Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County residents will see between 20 and 30 K-9 teams in the city and area. The United States Police Canine Association will conduct field trials locally Sunday through Friday. According to Jason Ricketson with the Sulphur Springs Police Department, local citizens will notice the police presence during the week as teams come and go to participate in the various events.
K-9’s and their handlers from Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana will be staying at the local Hampton Inn and will be participating in narcotic, explosive, patrol, agility, and apprehension exercises.
During the off hours, officers will be enjoying Celebration Plaza, the downtown dining district and other areas of the city.