CLOVER, S.C. (AP) - Law officers from across the Carolinas have been in Clover this week to learn the best ways to use bloodhounds for tracking.

All week, the York County Sheriff's Office has been hosting its 15th annual Police Bloodhound Handlers Winter Seminar at Kings Mountain State Park.

Organizers said they expected officers from 23 different agencies across North and South Carolina, as well as K-9 handlers from Indiana, Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Alabama.

Officers are doing training in wooded and residential areas, and the gathering wraps up Thursday.