Officers’ “partners in crime” from all over the nation train in Dothan

Teaching a dog a new trick is one thing, but training one to help officers find missing people, apprehend fugitives, and detect drugs is another.

To improve these skills, the Dothan Police Department is holding its Annual K-9 Seminar for its 9 units.

“Our 9th dog is specially trained for the explosive detection area as well, so we have a bomb and explosive dog as well as narcotics and apprehension dogs,” says Dothan Police Lieutenant Rachel David.

About 50 k-9 units and 10 trainers from all over the US are getting in on the action alongside Dothan’s 9 units and 2 trainers.

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