Jason Olson, Deseret News
Mike Johnson of the Salt Lake City Police Department runs his dog Jango through the obstacle course during the 2008 Utah Peace Officers Association K-9 trials at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan Saturday. The dogs are judged on explosives and narcotics detection, building search, area search, obedience, handler protection and agility, according to the UPOA Web site. Full-time peace officers and military personnel assigned to a canine unit with law-enforcement duties can participate in the trials, the site also stated.

Mike Johnson of the Salt Lake City Police Department runs his dog Jango through the obstacle course during the 2008 Utah Peace Officers Association K-9 trials at the Salt Lake County Equestrian Center in South Jordan Saturday. The dogs are judged on explosives and narcotics detection, building search, area search, obedience, handler protection and agility, according to the UPOA Web site. Full-time peace officers and military personnel assigned to a canine unit with law-enforcement duties can participate in the trials, the site also stated.