Patrol Dog

Officers are excited to have a K-9 program back for the community. “We had a K-9 10 years ago or nine years ago,” he said. Sgt. Terry Green had three police dogs over time and Zoe was her last one. Wood said “what we’re emphasizing is getting more safety … Link.

Her husband, Mike Napier, is a lieutenant with the police department and on the department’s SWAT team. They were both promoted to their respective positions in June. Mosier-Napier said Sam is her second K9, with a 10-year-old retired dog at home that she … Link.

the department would borrow dogs from other local agencies when necessary. Christol told commissioners that the department requested the use of K9 officers from the Chattanooga Police Department and Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office 41 times in 2016. Link.

Lieutenant Mike Biondi, a 24-year veteran with DCSO, heads up the K-9 unit. “Our dogs are from Europe,” Biondi told The Nugget. “They’re bred there for police work.” Each new dog goes through months of training before he is ready to be sent over here for … Link.

… wants to see a “suspended” police dog returned to duty, and an online petition has been started to support that call, while the police union has concerns about training for and related to the city’s K-9 units. In a post on her Facebook page … Link.

The latest chapter involves one of the city’s two K9 police dogs, which was taken off the streets because he bit an officer. But some are questioning that move. The police dog in question, Chase, has a history of being aggressive. The mayor insists the … Link.