If the female is a certified bomb dog, why would she need a sport title? Isn't the purpose of a title, aside from proving breedworthiness, to prove the dog has the ability to work? If a dog is doing the actual work that a title supposedly says they have the potential to perform, I'd think that surpasses the title. How many dogs in law enforcement or military applications are titled? They are probably few and far between, because a green dog purchased and trained for a specific application isn't going to have the time for sport titles.
I also think that if a police agency purchased the sire on the pretense that he has what they are looking for in a K9, they must feel he's got a good chance to succeed. Why would they spend the money if they thought he'd fail? There are plenty of other dogs out there to choose from, so they must have seen something they liked about this one. Even if the dog is washed out at some point, the reasons for the wash out might be beyond what would preclude the dog from getting some kind of sport title.
I do agree on the hips, but I think some people have an elitist attitude when it comes to titling. To me, if a dog is actually doing the work that a title suggests they might be able to do, then they don't need the title. There are far too many dogs that get titles on their home field, with the same trainers and decoys that they see every session, who are not challenged the way a working dog is challenged. Is a title earned that way somehow better than a dog actually doing the job our dogs were meant to perform?