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Sheriff adds K9 teams

Shown from left are K-9 Tango, working with Lieutenant Kevin Holden; K-9 Baxy, working with Officer Jonathan Collier; and K-9 Ozzy, working with Officer Robert Pace. Shown from left are K-9 Tango, working with Lieutenant Kevin Holden; K-9 Baxy, working with Officer Jonathan Collier; and K-9 Ozzy, working with Officer Robert Pace.

Sheriff Lowell Griffin and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office announced the addition of their three newest members.

 

The new K-9s and their handlers just graduated an extensive training program at Shallow Creek Kennels – Premier Police Service Dog facilities in Pennsylvania. The dual purpose (narcotics and patrol) K-9s are trained in narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, tracking, article searches as well as building and area searches.

Lieutenant Kevin Holden completed the 12 week – 600 hour Dual Purpose Police K-9 Trainer’s Course.

Deputies Robert Pace and Jonathan Collier both completed the 6 week certification course.

As pledged during his campaign, Sheriff Griffin said he would revitalize the agency’s K-9 program and emphasizes “this is just one of the first steps in our vision for the future as we utilize all available resources to fight against the inflow of drugs and criminal activity into Henderson County”.