Welcome to the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association.



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ATTENTION MEMBERS: ALECA Bylaws as amended, July 2008, are Now Available For Download. Go to the Membership tab, then click on the Bylaws Tab located at the bottom of the page.


UPDATED: January 4th, 2018


ALECA is a organization that consists of Law Enforcement handlers and trainers throughout the Southwest. Meetings are held several times per year, usually in conjunction with training and seminars.


The Association is dedicated to members' professional growth. Further goals are To promote and assist in the utilization of police service dogs in the prevention and detection of crime. To promote educational programs in relation to the utilization of police service dogs in Law Enforcement. To provide assistance to Law Enforcement agencies wishing to implement police service dogs in Law Enforcement.


Properly trained Police dogs assist officers with searching buildings and areas for unauthorized persons. They help track criminals that are fleeing or assist in tracking and locating lost persons. Another great use is a dogs nose. Their sense of smell helps Law Enforcement search for hidden explosives, narcotics, and evidence of crimes. Police often have criminals fleeing from a serious crimes and arrest. Police dogs assist by pursuing and apprehending with minimum force to apprehend on command and in protection of the Police K9 handler, other officers and the public.


Properly trained Police dogs give Law Enforcement officers one of the finest non-lethal aids in the prevention and detection of crime.


If you are already a member of ALECA, click here for instructions on how to obtain your username and password to login to the Members Only section of ALECA. Logging into the Members Only section will give you access to the quarterly newsletter, training calendar and useful training articles. Once you are logged into the Members Only site you can also renew your membership and update your personal profile. As a member, if you find yourself in need of help from other K9 handlers for training, questions, or need to find handlers within one specialty to assist with an incident, you will be able to get contact information for other members.


***The dates are set for the 15th Annual Desert Dog K9 Trials.***
May 6th & 7th, 2017


Please check out the below web site for Retired Paws. A non-profit organization, trying to help take care of retired canines.

*Retired Paws-Supporting our Retired Canine Heroes*


Please contact them with stories and pictures of your retired canines.


Visit the Arizona Law Enforecement K9 Memorial Web site
Visit the Desert Dog Police K9 Trials Web site

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