The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department has two new K9 units.
Sheriff’s deputies Travis Clark and Ryan Austin began K9 patrols on Friday, March 21 with their K9 partners and they will begin six weeks of intensive training next week.
The dogs and handlers will engage in apprehension and drug detection training. When certified the dogs will be instrumental in helping to detect drugs inside vehicles and on one’s person. The K9s will also be able to chase after a suspect who eludes police on foot.
Fundraising efforts led to the acquisition of the K9 units. K9 “Gil” will be working with deputy Clark and K9 “Terror” will be working with deputy Austin.