Who doesn’t love puppies? If you said “me,” this one’s not for you. We all know that police departments across the country feature K-9 units. The K-9 unit employs dogs that are specifically trained to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel. Link.

“This is going to get our K-9 program back on track,” said Chief Viadero. The police chief noted that police have been training a German shepherd for the past several weeks. The department would acquire that dog if the animal passes required testing an … Link.

FAIRMONT — Over his decades-long career as a Fairmont police officer, Day Shift Sgt. David McGlone had always liked the idea of working with a K-9 partner. Then, just over five years ago, McGlone was finally asked by the department to work with a dog … Link.

BOW – A retired and beloved police officer took his last ride through … After Osci retired, K9 Officer Roxy and her handler Matt Pratte filled the role. The dogs are able to outlast humans at times – such as when it comes to finding a missing person … Link.

The Throw Away Dogs Project trains homeless dogs to be police dogs. “I wanted to re-purpose shelter rescue dogs, give them a second chance,” said Carol Skaziak, President and Founder of Throw Away Dogs. And, as the wife of a police officer, Skaziak knows … Link.

The most important thing, however, is that the police dog shares a bond with its handler. “It’s been a learning experience. I had to overcome my nerves first, and we have to get used to each other,” said Justin Solis, who is training to become a K-9 … Link.