Ofc. Gannon and Ciko are now on the road and on patrol. Canine 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