Local K9 units from the Knox and North Judson Police Departments, as well as the Starke County Sheriff’s Department, joined 140 other teams from all over the country and around the world during Vohne Liche Kennels’ Annual Olympics last month.
Knox Sergeant Chad Dulin said his K9 partner O’Neill ended
up being ranked third out of 87 participating dogs in the Fast Dog/Hard Dog competition
which tested agility, speed and apprehension skills.
In order to address questions that are being posed about an incident that occurred at Knox High School on Wednesday, August 28th, a press release has been issued by the Starke County Prosecutor’s Office.
Three K9 Units from Starke County have teamed up to take on the “Olympics” at Vohne Liche Kennels.
The local team consists of North Judson Police Officer Rico Simpson and his K9 partner Jimy, Knox City Police Officer Chad Dulin and his K9 O’Neill, and Starke County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Brack Rowe and his K9 Zardoz.
Several Starke County students will be heading back to school with some new clothing thanks to the Kankakee Valley Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P) and the local agencies who participated in the annual ‘Shop with a Cop’ event.
Knox School officials are beginning to see some success with updated drop-off and pickup procedures. Previously, cars had been lining up on local roads around the elementary and middle schools. Knox City Police have asked elementary school parents not to arrive to pick up students before 2:20 p.m. Officers say any cars standing on Culver Road will be issued a ticket.
Efforts to update Starke County’s computer aided dispatch system are getting support from Hamlet officials. The Sheriff’s Department’s new system is going to mean some additional costs for local communities, but Hamlet Town Council President Dave Kesvormas thinks it will be a good deal.