Welcome to the United States Police Canine Association Region 14 Website The United States Police Canine Association is the Oldest and Largest Police K-9 Organization and was established in 1971. USPCA Region 14 includes the states of Kansas, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii. Annual Certifications in the disciplines of Patrol Work, Detection, and Tracking are hosted to measure that K-9 Teams across the United States are following carfully calculated standards. This assures accountability with agencies to make a commitment to provide the best possible Canine Teams working the streets of each cummunity. Best of all, what is being observed in Florida is also being observed in the western portion of the United States. The USPCA, regardless if it is Region 14 or any other Region across the United States, is a truly transparent certification. The Public is always invited and encouraged to watch the certification process. It is not an easy certification to obtain and agencies have to ensure that their K-9 Teams are trained to a high level of competancy in all disciplines observed.
Region 14 is but one region in a large association. To see what is going on around the country, in other Regions, or to learn more about the Association please visit the United States Police Canine Associations National Web Site with the link below.
My name is Jory Shoopman, and I am a K9 Sergeant for the Wyoming Department of Corrections. I started with WDOC in October 2013 as a Correctional Officer and was promoted to K9 Sergeant in June of 2015. I joined the USPCA Region 14 in 2015. My first partner was K9 Hunter. K9 Hunter was a single purpose Narcotics Canine, and we were teamed up together for 5 years then K9 Hunter was medically retired. Our first certification was in Eagle County in 2016 and everyone was very welcoming and friendly. In May of 2020 I was partnered with K9 Zeke. K9 Zeke is a 5-year-old German Shepard and is a single purpose, Narcotics Canine. We have completed USPCA certifications together since 2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
K-9 Axel is a 3 year old duel purpose Long Hair German Shepherd. Kevin has been a Deputy for 21 years with the Finney County Sheriff's Office in Garden City Kansas. He spent 15 years as a K-9 handler with the FCSO, and handling his 3rd duel purpose K-9. He has been a USPCA Member since 2001. Currently his resume includes USPCA Region 14 Vice President, USPCA Regional Certified Tracking Judge, and USPCA Regional Certified Narcotics Judge.
Sergeant Huston and K9 Sam of the Albany County WY Sheriff’s Office became a dual certified K9 team in 2016. For the past six years this team has successfully seized hundreds of pounds of illegal narcotics and several hundred thousand dollars in illegal proceeds. K9 Sam was forced to retire in 2022 due to medical issues. Sergeant Huston currently serves as the K9 Team Leader for Albany County WY.
My name is Joe Clingan. I have been with the USPCA since 1980. I found that no other association could match the USPCA. The court recognition is the most powerful. When you go to court and the attorneys and judges see USPCA and you are already ahead of the game. Attorneys and judges alike know that to obtain certifications as a K-9 team, a K-9 judge or a K-9 trainer you have had to earn it. Like I said, since 1980, I have seen this region grow and I have seen the membership shrink. We are now in a growth period. I hope you will get on board. You will not regret it. If you have any questions, feel free to give me a call or an email.
My Name is Randy Speiser and I am currently a K9 sergeant for The Wyoming Department of Corrections. My Career began with the WDOC in 2008 as a Correctional Officer at Wyoming State Penitentiary. I became a K9 Handler in April of 2019. My partner is K9 Copper, who is my first K9. K9 Copper is a 5 year Old Labrador/Beagle Mix and is a single purpose Narcotics Canine. I have been a member of Region 14 since 2019 and been serving as a trustee since 2020. I am currently in the process of getting certified to become a judge in Drug Detection, PD1s, and Tracking.
Nominations and Voting in Progress. Please forward Nominations to Jory Shoopman at firstname.lastname@example.org