Lead Upstate Presents Financial Donations to Three Upstate K-9 Programs

LEAD Upstate held a press conference on Tuesday to present three Upstate K-9 programs with financial contributions. Representatives from the Greenville Sheriff’s office, Greer Police Department and Travelers Rest Police Department were present to accept the contributions.

“LEAD Upstate was launched in 2015 with the goal of bringing the community and law enforcement together in the name of appreciation and gratitude. Read More

A K9 officer with the California Highway Patrol assisted officers in locating four kilograms of cocaine in what began as a routine traffic stop. According to a social media post from the CHP Merced division, a 2015 Ford Fusion was pulled over for a traffic violation recently.

An officer noticed “several factors” and “tradecraft” that led him to believe the driver may have been engaged in criminal behavior, the post states. The officer than obtained consent to search the vehicle and deployed the K9 officer, “K9 Bruce” to sniff the vehicle. Read More

The Peterborough Police Service has launched a new 2023 fundraising calendar featuring the dogs of its canine unit and victim services.

The calendar was unveiled at an announcement at the Water Street police station on Thursday afternoon (November 17) that included representatives from the K9 unit and victim services as well as the Peterborough Humane Society, the beneficiary of the calendar. Read More

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