Loudoun K9 Deputy Achieves Master Trainer Status
Loudoun County Master Deputy Todd Bailey achieved the status of Master Trainer with the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) in November 2008.
The test for Master Trainer consists of a written exam, interview, documentation providing hundreds of critique hours in several areas of specialization by at least two current Master Trainers and a letter of recommendation from a third Master Trainer. You also have to be a member in good standing with the NAPWDA for at least six years prior to testing. Bailey has been a trainer for the past three years.
Bailey was named National Trainer of the Year in 2006 by the NAPWDA. He joined the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office in 1987 and has been a member of the agencies canine unit since 1994. He is partnered with Dino, his second German Shepherd since joining the unit.
The NAPWDA was formed in 1977 and is composed of law enforcement officers throughout the United States and several other countries. The NAPWDA is dedicated to assisting police work dog teams throughout the world.