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.
ALECA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization for tax purposes.