Congratulations to Sgt. Todd Kobitz, who was awarded the North American Police Work Dog Association William Faus, Jr. Master Trainer of the Year award this past week at the National Workshop, held in Tampa Bay, FL. Sgt. Kobitz is a valued member of the Valparaiso Police Department, working as the commander of our K9 Unit, in addition to his current assignment as the Community Servies Officer. Sgt. Kobitz regularly goes beyond his required duties, assisting our handlers with his vast experience and knowledge, often providing all training to the team, as well as providing services to K9 teams from across the county.