The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit competed in the United States Police K-9 Association 2014 National Police Dog Trials held in Wilson, NC. The trials were held from October 19 – 24, 2014. Corporal J. Stegall, Deputy J. Cummins, Sergeant S. Croom, Deputy W. Baxley, and Deputy R. Mills placed third overall nationally. Corporal J. Stegall also placed 6th overall in the individual trials. Deputy Cummings finished 11th individually and Sgt. Croom finished 20th individually. This is a wonderful accomplishment for the canine unit, not only did everyone receive national certification but the number three canine unit in the nation is New Hanover County.