LAFOLLETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT
CANINE (K-9) UNIT
The LaFollette Police Department Canine Unit consists of two (2) teams. The teams are trained in patrol work as well as cross trained in narcotics and protection. The Canine Unit is part of the Special Units Division.
The Canine Handlers are generally chosen from patrol and then they are trained with their dogs for fourteen weeks or more to meet the requirements to be a certified street dog team. The canine teams are in training for 32 hours a month in order to meet the standards set forth by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).
The LaFollette Police Department Canine Teams are trained in hand signal obedience and voice commands. Once the team has passed their test for patrol dog work they are trained in odor detection techniques. The Canine Unit trains detector dogs for the purpose of locating narcotics, whether they are in a building, area or vehicle and currently they are starting their training in tracking.
Our Canine (K-9) Units are just beginning their career with our department we are confident that they will meet the goals set forth by their handlers and the police department.
It is with great sorrow that we announce the
passing of K-9 Diesel who passed
away on Sunday, August 4th, 2013
He will be missed by our Department and especially by his handler Sgt Brian Tiller
The below picture is that of
K-9 Handler -- Spo/K-9 B.Tiller
His partner with him is a Belgian Malinois
A Little Bit of Information about the Belgian Malinois Breed
One of the four types of Belgian sheepherding dogs, the Belgian Malinois is an alert, high-energy breed, popular as both a police and military working dog. Although sometimes mistaken for the German Shepherd Dog, the Malinois is more elegant in build and lighter-boned, but does not lack for strength, agility or herding ability. Active participants in conformation, obedience, schutzhund, herding, sledding, and tracking, the breed ranges in color from rich fawn to mahogany, with black tips on the hairs and a black mask and ears.
Developed in the City of
PICTURES BELOW ARE OF OUR K-9'S IN TRAINING
The below picture is that of Officer Tiller's K-9 at work in the field....