SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. – The Southwest City Police Department recently beefed up its roster with the addition of a K9 Unit. Officials say the department’s ability to purchase a K9 and pay for handler training is thanks to private donations from the community. The SCPD thanks businesses and citizens for their donations, naming Simmons Food as its biggest supporter. The total amount raised was $21,100. Read More

WESTON – Everest Metro Police Department will bid farewell to one of its four-legged officers this week.

K9 Aron has been a member of the department for nine years. During his career, he’s had roughly 1,400 deployments and 400 arrests. During the past six years, K9 Aron has been at the side of his handler, Officer Matt Hable.

K9 Aron is approaching 12 years old, which is a long career for a working K9. His replacement K9 and handler have been selected and they will attend five weeks of training beginning in September.

K9 Aron’s last day of patrol will be Sept. 3.

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The department is accepting donations for its K9 and therapy dog programs. Anyone who donates at least $50 will receive a free EMPD challenge coin. Read More

BARRACKVILLE — Like many small, rural police departments around the U.S., the Town of Barrackville has no funding in its annual budget to purchase a new K9 officer.

So, Police Chief Chuck Wilson has set up a GoFundMe account to raise $20,000 of which $10,000 will go toward purchasing and training a new K9 officer and the remainder will go towards training Wilson to work and bond with the new dog, as he puts it, “Which will take away from the costs the town has to pay while I’m there[training],” Wilson said.

To date, Wilson has raised $6,387 for the new K9 officer. Read More

A Mayfield Heights man is now facing felony drug charges following a recent traffic stop in Portage County. The Portage County Sheriff’s Office is praising K-9 Cavo and his handler for a recent drug bust that occurred during a traffic stop on State Route 44 in Ravenna. Pills, mushrooms, marijuana, and other drug paraphernalia were discovered during a search of the vehicle. According to the sheriff’s office, the 51-year-old driver faces multiple felony and misdemeanor drug possession charges. Read More

Authorities in Florida are praising the work of a police K-9 after he helped in a major meth bust.

The Florida Highway Patrol in Orlando shared a photo this week of K-9 Rico standing with several bags of methamphetamine that they say were seized in a recent search.

The department reported that Rico sniffed out 45 pounds of the illegal drug with a street value of $1.5 million. Read More

More than 5,000lbs (2,200kg) of meth has been discovered hidden in a truck at the US-Mexico border in a “record-breaking” seizure, authorities have said.

Believed to be one of the largest methamphetamine busts in San Diego’s history, the stash contained 148 bundles of the drug.

Four men from Tijuana, in Mexico, have been charged as a result.

“This monumental seizure represents another win against drug cartels that fuel addiction in the United States,” said US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) special agent Shelly Howe.

“Because of our great partnerships with other law enforcement agencies, we will continue to disrupt the cartels’ flow of drugs into our cities.” Read More

Six years ago, James Wiater, a carpentry school teacher, wrote and published his first children’s book called “The Adventures of Solo, the Big Dog”. With the proceeds from the sale, he hoped to purchase a ballistic vest for a K9 in need. The book was an instant success and Wiater sold enough copies in six months to achieve his goal! But this story started many years earlier, when in 1998 he read a magazine article about a NJ Sheriff K9 who was at the scene of a police standoff in Bradley Beach, NJ. As the situation unfolded, a wanted suspect had barricaded himself in a local apartment building and managed to keep the police at bay for twenty-two hours. After several failed attempts to get the suspect out of the building, the decision was made to send a K9 in to apprehend him. The article stated that as K9 Officer Robin Eckel was preparing his K9 partner, Solo, to enter the building, he had a feeling that he was never going to see him again. Without reservation, Solo entered the building as he was trained to do and while approaching the barricaded room, he was shot and killed. After reading that story Wiater made a promise to himself that one day he would buy a ballistic vest for a police K9. It took many years but Wiater’s book, “The Adventures of Solo, The Big Dog” helped make that dream come true. The plot of the story came to Wiater one evening while trying to comfort his twin daughters Nicole and Kaci, distraught about losing their baby teeth. That night, Wiater wrote his story down, turned it into a children’s book, and decided to title it in honor of the fallen hero, Solo. In 2017 James Wiater kept the promise he had made to himself so many years ago, and donated a ballistic vest to the Monmouth County, NJ Sheriff’s Office—the same Sheriff’s office that Solo had served. The book sales continued and Wiater was able to donate two more vests that very same year. As more K9 officers learned of the book and the mission behind it, more requests for vests and other K9 safety equipment came pouring in. Wiater realized that his promise had grown into something larger and he decided to start a nonprofit in 2020 called “The Friends of Solo Foundation”, which continues to provide safety equipment to K9’s throughout the United States. To date, James Wiater and the foundation have been able to donate 20 vests, 24 trauma kits and other safety equipment to K9’s in need. Wiater has since written his second book of the series called, “The Adventures of Solo, Military Training”. To make a donation, become a sponsor, purchase a Friends of Solo children’s book or Solo apparel, please visit the Friends of Solo website at www.FriendsofSoloFoundation.org or, find the Foundation on Facebook and Instagram @FriendsofSolo

BANDON, Ore. – Coos County Sheriff’s Office K9 Cena helped apprehend an assault suspect in Bandon Sunday night.

The Sheriff’s Office reports that at around 8:49 p.m., Coos County Sheriff’s Office and Bandon Police responded to a report of an assault on Rosa Road.

The investigation revealed that a male who had been located on the victim’s property assaulted the victim after being confronted for trespassing. The male left the area on foot.

Sergeant Adam Slater and K9 Cena tracked the suspect for about a half mile. Sgt. Slater and Cena located the suspect hiding in the brush in the back yard of a home on Astor Lane. 41-year-old Robert Senn was arrested and taken to the Coos County Jail. Read More

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — With the help of police K9 dog Luna, drugs and $190,920 in cash were recovered at Oakland International Airport, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday. The drug bust included the recovery of ketamine, methamphetamine, MDA, LSD, and marijuana.

  • 86.8 grams of ketamine
  • 3.5 pounds of meth
  • 1.2 pounds of MDA
  • 1.66 pounds of LSD
  • 39.5 grams of marijuana
  • 147 grams of pressed pills Read More