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Chris Heslop

Officer Christopher Heslop

Canton Police Department

Head K-9 Unit Trainer

Police K-9 Association, Inc.

President & Director of Training


Officer. Heslop began his public service with a stint in the

United States Army from 1991-1995, where he operated as a

Fire Support Specialist, attended Ranger School, Airborne School,

Air Assault School and completed successful deployments to assist “Operation Uphold Democracy” in Haiti. Officer Heslop then continued to serve with the Ohio Army National Guard as a crew chief for the 107th Medivac Company from 1995-1997.

After the military, Heslop joined the Canton Police Department in 1998 where he began in patrol, later moving into the K-9 Unit as a handler focusing on Patrol/Explosives Detection.

Partners: K-9 Zeke 2005-2013, K-9 Zayne 2013-Present. 


Officer Heslop serves as President & Director of Training for the

Police K-9 Association (PK9A), which is a a successful 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that serves 50 active & retired K-9 teams throughout Ohio with weekly training, medical, education and equipment. 

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