K9 police units are a fixture in departments nationwide. Highly trained canines put their powerful senses to work sniffing out drugs and bombs and sometimes joining in the chase and apprehension of criminal suspects. It takes special teamwork and training to form an effective K9 unit, and not every dog can make the cut. Deputy Cheif Brett Johnson hosts the March edition of “MPD: Your Police, Our Community.” Click on the link to catch the show!
Learn about the screening and training processes, dangers on the job, and the cases that are solved by these four legged helpers. They also get a little love along the way, as you can see from the photo from our studio shoot. Maybe grab your pooch and watch the show together!
Photo courtesy SOU Student Robbie Wilkins