The OCPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of law enforcement K-9 handlers who are dedicated to receiving the most current and highest quality training available. Training is a key factor that ensures the best possible service to the community. The OCPCA was started in 1983 by several law enforcement canine handlers in an effort to share information about the training and use of canines in law enforcement. As the OCPCA grew, they began to host an annual canine demonstration for the public that served as a fundraiser for the OCPCA. In the fall of each year, the OCPCA has continued the tradition of hosting their annual canine benefit show. At the exciting family show, you can see K-9 teams perform obedience, agility, apprehension, handler protection, explosive and narcotic detection. Through the benefit show, the OCPCA raises funds which are donated to assist the families of fallen officers, provide medical care for retired police K-9s, assist police departments needing to replace retired K-9s, and provide further training for K-9 teams.
In April of 1994 the IRS issued a determination that recognized our organization as exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The OCPCA is also classified as a public charity under 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to the OCPCA are deductible under section 170 of the Code, and we are qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under sections 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.