About Us

The Southern Tier Police Canine Association, Inc., (STPCA) founded in 1984, is a private non-profit association dedicated to the training of police dogs and their handlers from throughout the state of New York and beyond.

What We Do

The STPCA is funded by membership fees and private donations. These funds are used to purchase K-9s for training and for the purchase, maintenance and replacement of equipment used in training.

Our Mission

The STPCA is active year round in the training of the K-9s and their handlers in suspect apprehension, contraband detection (drugs & explosives), searches for missing persons and human remains, tactical tracking, evidence recovery, arson investigations, building searches and patrol.

Training & Membership


Membership is open to all police officers, police K-9 Unit members, trainers, or any duly-authorized and sponsored persons regardless of location. The membership fee is $35.00 per year per member. For a print-out of the membership application form, please click this

The STPCA currently has 30 members on the rolls from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Canada