MILTON, Fla. — The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) celebrates the top placement of six FDC K-9 teams at the Southeastern State Manhunt Field Trials, an event hosted by the Escambia County Road Prison.
In the Multiple Leash Division:
• First Place - Okaloosa CI,
• Second Place - Century CI,
In the Single Leash Division:
• Second Place - Apalachee CI,
• Third Place • Jefferson CI,
Teams throughout Florida and Louisiana 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. Competitions like the Field Trials help maintain the high standards of training and professionalism necessary for them to excel in their search efforts, continuing to make Florida a safe place to live.