K-9 Graduation


Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-K-9 Unit

Graduates:
Corporal Paul Martin & K9 Guinness

Deputy Wyeth Whitehurst & K9 Devon

Deputy Johnathan Harr & K9 Tyson

Instructor: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office – Deputy Matt Aitken

What:
Three K-9’s and their new partners have completed four months of training and will soon be called for duty. The K-9 graduation is open and free to the public.

Where:
The K-9 graduation will be held at Countryside High School football field located at 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater.

The K-9’s and their partners trained for four months at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Compound located at 3410 118th Avenue in Pinellas Park.

When:
The K-9 graduation will start at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

The training started on November 27, 2017, and finishes on March 15, 2018.

How/Why:
Three K-9’s will soon be hitting the streets on all fours with their partners. The three newest members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are ready to take calls and track bad guys.

K-9 teams from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office will be recognized with certificates of completion during a graduation ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at Countryside High School football field located at 3000 State Road 580, Clearwater. The event is free and the public is welcome to attend. There will be a K-9 demonstration highlighting their new skills.

Throughout their four months of training, the K-9’s learn obedience commands, bite work, search work to include area and building searches, tracking, and human odor response.

After being on the road and patrolling the streets with their partners, some K-9’s will be given the opportunity to continue their training in narcotic and explosive detection.

More information on the newest K-9 graduates can be viewed on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page: https://tinyurl.com/ydgeyyll


Corporal Martin - K9 Guinness 


Deputy Whitehurst - K9 Devon 


Deputy Harr - K9 Tyson 

 


 

 

Posted by Jessica Mackesy Monday, March 12, 2018 4:15:00 PM Categories: K 9

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