K-9 unit helps sniff out, snuff out crime in Greenville

Sometimes man’s best friend is an officer’s most effective partner.

At the Greenville Police Department, K-9 officers are part of the team. They stand ready to answer the call, whether for a search-and-rescue mission, a fleeing suspect or an alarm activation.

Members of the community were able to learn more about these special officers during a Police Community Relations Committee meeting on Tuesday night.

Greenville Police K-9 handlers Bradley Nunnery, Brian Neague and Chad Bowen were on hand to discuss the K-9s’ role in apprehending criminals, their success in fighting crime and the bond between, K-9s and their handlers, as well as to give a demonstration of their training.

The department has seven K-9s on its force. They are trained in tracking, narcotics detection, article and area searches and handler protection. Read More