Police K-9s from around Wisconsin training in La Crosse

Police K-9s and their handlers from around Wisconsin are training this week in La Crosse.

The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association is being held at sites throughout the area.

More than 150 K-9s are here for the conference.

As a part of their training, officers are stopping at businesses and locations like Copeland Park.

“Our K-9 units broke up into teams of 8 to 10 from all over the state, we jumble them all together, senior dog handlers with rookie dog handlers, so they can learn from one another,” said Todd Skarban, Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association president.

Community members are asked not approach the dogs and disrupt their training.

The conference runs through Wednesday.

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