K-9 Teams in Southeastern Ky. Earn Recertifications with NNDDA

K9 teams certified 2020

LONDON, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Local K-9 teams from: The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, London Police Department, Mount Vernon Police Department, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Manchester Police Department, and Beattyville Police Department traveled to Paris, Tennessee last weekend (October 17, 2020) for their yearly NNDDA certification.

Laurel County Sheriff's Office K-9 handler Sgt. Gary Mehler along with his K-9 "Edge" and K-9 handler Deputy Jake Miller accompanied by Laurel Sheriff's Office K-9 trainer Cindy Cobb along with the other teams successfully completed their yearly NNDDA (NATIONAL NARCOTIC DETECTOR DOG ASSOCIATION) certification by completing all the requirements to be classified as a full K-9 utility dog.

The teams were certified in the following areas:

  • Narcotics detection
  • Obedience
  • Aggression control
  • Building search
  • Area search
  • Article search
  • Tracking

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Sheriff Root (left) stated that" Our K-9 teams play a vital role in our "War on Drugs".

In addition, these K-9 teams are a vital part of the Sheriff's office, and are a valuable asset to the citizens of Laurel County.

They respond to calls for service and are specialized teams whose specific skills are a critical asset to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office."

Pictured are the local K-9 teams from: Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, London Police Department, Beattyville Police Department and Manchester Police Department

The officers and their K-9s are:

1st. row - L to R:

  • Wes Brumley and K9 Ghost—Clay County Sheriff's Office
  • Adam Stallsworth and K9 Blade—Mount Vernon Police Department
  • Dylan Hensley and K9 Thunder—Mount Vernon Police Department
  • Gary Mehler and K9 Edge—Laurel County Sheriff’s Office

2nd. row - L to R:

  • Jake Miller and K9 Maverick—Laurel County Sheriff’s Office
  • Jacob Bormann and K9 Jack—London Police Department
  • Wes Sallie and K9 Sara—Beattyville Police Department
  • Ryan Jackson and K9 Zeus—Manchester Police Department

Awesome job to all the teams!! So proud!!


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