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Andrew Carlsson

Retired Phoenix Police Officer

Phoenix Police Department


Until his retirement in May of 2019, Andrew Carlsson served as a Phoenix Police Officer for just under 24 years, with the last 14 years as a canine handler. As an active member of the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association (ALECA) since 2005, Mr. Carlsson has served the members in different positions, including the Training Committee, Secretary, President and currently as Director of Operations. Mr. Carlsson also serves as a member of the Training Division and is on the Standards Committee for the National Police Canine Association (NPCA). The NPCA is a national certifying and training organization through which many law enforcement agencies earn their K9 certification.