Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome aboard, Dexter

Officer Nikki Loos has a newly-certified partner, Dexter. He’s a good looking youngster, don’t you think?

Dexter 3

And Dexter, give a welcoming bark to the 18 new police recruits that started their training in our police academy yesterday.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Several years ago I had the chance to do a tracking seminar with Mike Kirby of the Nebraska State Patrol. As a person who competes in obedience and related dog competitions it was a real eye opener to see dog training from a law enforcement perspective. All those nicey nicey rules from the rule book go out the window when you are after a suspect.

I thought I knew what drive was from a competitor' point of view - then I met some police dogs talk about play drive and a big desire to work for their handler!!

JIM J said...

Dexter has a great smile.

Anonymous said...

K-9s available on all shifts now? That must be a welcome change.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dog! Go Nikki and Dexter! Get 'em!

Anonymous said...

Whats that green stuff hes sitting on?

Tom Casady said...

9:08 -

Saw something equally unusual yesterday: a curb!

Anonymous said...

wooof wooof growel bark bark!

ARRRRG!!!! said...

The article says the handler can buy the dog from the city for $1 when the dog retires. That's nice.

I once bought a dog for $1.

Steve said...

Let's put those dogs up for bid when they retire; I'd gladly pay twice as much for one of them!

Anonymous said...

I was listening to old Paul Harvey stories. He did a piece on Policemen. I thought maybe you would like this. Here is the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB9-NcunsKc

Probably nothing to do with the blog but put in a way only Paul Harvey could do it.

Anonymous said...

dex is looking awesome...welcome to the force..

chief if i may ask... leonard yankton... case.... is it gonna stick as a felon with fire arm... as you know he has a long record of violence... just wanting to get your points on it... thanks

Trevor Brass said...

It never fails to amaze me on COPS how people often disregard an officer's pistol but shudder at the thought of a canine at their heels.

Anonymous said...

"It never fails to amaze me on COPS how people often disregard an officer's pistol but shudder at the thought of a canine at their heels.

It makes perfect sense, since the officer isn't likely to use that gun to shoot a fleeing suspect, if that suspect isn't threatening them or another person with bodily harm, nor are they likely to shoot into a building where the suspect is also non-threatening. The strict rules for the use of DF prohibit it. However, the dog will clamp down with a full, deep bite when they catch a fleeing suspect, or sent into a building or confined space (attic, crawl space, etc) to get a suspect that refuses to surrender. I hope that clears things up a little.

Steve said...

Trevor:

That's probably because people don't think the police officer will shoot, but they aren't so sure about the dogs' self-control.

Anonymous said...

That is one mean looking land shark! Good pick, go get 'em

Anonymous said...

Chief,

I entered an address in Google maps, then went to street view, and was not too surprised by what I saw in the middle of the pic. Probably there to do a follow-up on some incident the previous night.