K-9 training and certification takes place in OC

January 31, 2014

K9 certificationK NINE - CopyOconee Sheriff’s Office is among agencies from three states taking part this week in Walhalla in K-9 training and certification. The seminar and certification concludes today. The county officers and their six K-9s trained at four locations in and around Seneca to detect narcotics and explosives. Sgt. Tommy Crompton said, “A K-9 on the street can help track a lost person, a lost hiker, and if it is a narcotics detection dog, it can be used for the detection of any kind of illegal substance that individuals can transport from one location to another.” Besides the Oconee Sheriff’s Office, participating agencies were the Seneca police, the Anderson Sheriff’s Office, Travelers Rest police, Duncan police, Greenville police, Surfside Beach police, Anderson police, Concord, North Carolina police, and the University of Florida police.

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