Pictured from Okeechobee CI from left is: Officers J. Bennett and Dillan Kulp, Sergeant M. Comfort, Officers G. Renfrow and C. Grace and Assistant Warden of Programs H. Rogers.

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

Fourth Place               Wakulla CI

In the Single Leash Division:

Second Place             Apalachee CI

Third Place                  Jefferson CI

Fourth Place               Okeechobee 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.