From L to R: Officer C. Santellana, Officer Q. Baine, Officer J. Walsingham, Sgt. J. Walsingham, Sgt. D. Jordan, Sgt. R. Taylor, Officer C. Godwin, and Officer J. Colwell
Milton, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) is proud to announce the success of seven institutional K-9 teams for their placement at the Southeastern State Manhunt Field Trials hosted by the Escambia County Road Prison at the Blackwater River State Forest.
In the Multiple Leash Division:
1st Place Century Correction Institution
2nd Place Jackson Correctional Institution
3rd Place Holmes Correctional Institution (Bonifay, FL)
In the Single Leash Division:
1st Place Northwest Florida Reception Center (Chipley, FL)
2nd Place Liberty Correctional Institution
3rd Place Apalachee Correctional Institution
4th Place Calhoun Correctional Institution
Teams from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida competed through the woods on a 1.5-mile day and night track. The Manhunt Trials simulate conditions that K-9 teams experience when finding a lost child or suspect. Teams that compete can choose whether they compete in single leash (one K-9), or multiple leash. While on the tracks, teams must collect four flags before tagging the person at the end of the track. Holmes CI’s time was 13.49 minutes in the Multiple Leash Division. NWFRC’s time in the Single Leash Division was 15.44 minutes.