K9 Koby, CPD new police canine

Ofc. Mike Short has recently completed Canine Handler school. Ofc. Short and partner, Koby, will soon be hitting the streets.

K9 Koby is a 2 year old Malinois from the Netherlands. Koby, and his handler, Ofc. Mike Short, completed a 10 week Trainer/Handler Course with Gold Shield Canine in Columbus, OH.
The Canine team is trained in Tracking, Building Search, Area Search, Article/Evidence
Search, Handler Protection, Criminal Apprehension, On and Off Leash Obedience, and Narcotics Detection.

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:

1) Tracking

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



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.

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