WEEK OF AUGUST 18th: NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
"App Helps Protect K9 Officers"
Everyone knows the dangers of leaving an animal in a hot car, but now the Decatur Police Department has an additional tool to help keep their K9 teams safe.
The new app, "AceWatchDog," allows K9 handlers to monitor the temperature inside their vehicles. The app can send a text message to the officer if the temperature reaches a certain point, and if the temperature continues to increase, the app can roll down the vehicle windows and start sounding off the sirens.
From WSOY News. Full story here: http://www.nowdecatur.com/2017/08/14/app-helps-protect-k9-officers/
"The Scent of Safety"
U.S. Army Pacific (USARPAC) recently hosted 25 dog teams for a training and certification event for both military and civilian working dogs. Participating teams came from a variety of organizations, including U.S. Army Japan, U.S. Army Alaska, 8th Military Police Brigade, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), ATF, the Honolulu Police Department, the New Zealand Army, and the Australian Army. The certification, provided by the ATF, is known as the National Odor Recognition Test (NORT) and includes recognition of homemade explosives that are used worldwide.
"It was amazing, being able to exchange knowledge and explore different training methods," said Staff Sgt. Jeremy Coleman, a dog handler with 520th MWD Detachment, 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.
From U.S. Army News. Full story here: https://www.army.mil/article/192183/the_scent_of_safety
"VIDEO: Bodycam captures speedy K9 pursuit in Florida"
An officer in Pasco County, FL caught an amazing pursuit on his body camera when his K9 Shep was told to chase down a fleeing suspect. Within seconds, the K9 catches up to the suspect and tackles him to the ground, allowing the officers to respond and place the suspect in handcuffs.
From kxan News. Full video and story here: http://kxan.com/2017/08/17/video-bodycam-captures-speedy-k9-pursuit-in-florida/