Officer Vincent Curcio has been with the Jupiter Police Department (Jupiter, FL) since 1992. He served as a road patrol officer until he was selected to join the canine unit in 1995. In 2000, he obtained his police canine trainer certification in both Patrol and Detection. He conducts canine training for several agencies in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. In 2011, Officer Curcio attended an advanced canine training course at The International Canine College. He assisted training canine teams in patrol, narcotics and explosive detection. Officer Curcio was promoted to the rank of Police Officer First class in 2012. With this promotion, he assumed a supervisory role for the agency’s canine unit. In 2013 Officer Curcio received the Police Officer First Class of the Year Award.
Officer Curcio has been a high liability instructor since 1997 and currently trains officers in firearms, defensive tactics, expandable baton and force-on-force. He continues to train both Jupiter Police Department officers as well as officers from outside police agencies. He also teaches police recruits in these high liability topics. Officer Curcio was selected for the agency’s SWAT Team in 2004 and is currently the SWAT Team Leader. While assigned to the team, he has operated in the capacity of both entry and sniper.
Officer Curcio is currently working his 3rd police canine and continues to train other canine teams. He is a trainer and certifying official for the National Police Canine Association and the Florida Law Enforcement Canine Association. He currently holds a seat on the Training and Standards Committee with the Florida Law Enforcement Canine Association.