Two metro-east police canine teams will compete in this year's National U.S. Police Canine Association Field Trials.
Caseyville police officer Chris Singleton and K-9 Paco, along with Granite City police officer Justin Rayl and K-9 Cuky, were certified at a regional event in June with 24 other teams.
In June, Singleton and Paco got third place in suspect search.
Rayl and Cuky got second place as an overall Top Dog, third place in obedience and third place in criminal apprehension. Rayl and two other canine teams won the first place Top Team award.
The national event is from Oct. 15 to 19 at the Punta Gorda Police Department in Punta Gorda, Fla.