On March 2nd, 2012, Canine handler, Ofc. Cyn Judd and his partner Dudo resigned as full time officers for the Chillicothe Police department. Ofc. Judd will remain on the department as an auxiliary officer. Ofc. Mike Short has been selected to take his place as canine officer, and will soon undergo training.
Ciko was born in 2009, and is a Dutch Shepherd. Ciko and Ofc. Gannon received their training at Lynwood Kennels in Fremont, Oh. Ceiko and handler Ofc. Gannon are both sworn Police Officers.
The mission of the canine unit is to provide a trained canine that can be deployed whenever needed to fulfill a mission to safeguard the community and its officers. Additionally, to provide a clear deterrent to resistive suspects intent on assault, evasion or escape.
The training of the handler team include, but is not limited to, the following skills:
2) Building Search
3) Field Search
4) Handler Protection
5) Physical Apprehension
6) Narcotics Detection
Standards of performance are in compliance with North American Police Work Dog Association and OPOTA Standards
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Special thanks to Chris Adkins of Petland. They have graciously donated the kennel system, treats, food and toys.
Also thanks to Northfork Animal Clinic who provides Veterinary services.