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Reedley PD Trying To Expand K9 Program

IN THE March 23 ISSUE

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by Sergeant Johnathan Cates, of the Reedley P.D.


The Reedley Police Department is attempting to expand its K9 program to include cross trained dogs. Our current program is made up solely of a narcotics detection dog (Baxter) and the handling officer. Cross trained police dogs are not only able detect narcotics, but can also be used as a protection dog. These highly trained “officers” have the ability to track scent trails and use force when necessary against aggressive suspects.

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