K-9 Unit Adds 4 New Drug Detection Dogs in Maryland

MSP New K 9s Handlers

SYKESVILLE, MD -- Four new K-9 teams specifically trained in drug detection have joined the ranks of Maryland's finest.

mspshieldThe Maryland State Police Special Operations Division on Friday, June 16 2023 graduated four canines and their Maryland State Police handlers.

The K-9 teams have undergone 14 weeks of intense training, developing their ability to detect controlled dangerous substances including:

  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Ecstasy

They will work at various locations and special assignments throughout the state to fully support the department's mission, which is to ensure that Maryland is a safe place to live, work and visit. The following teams received their graduation certificates and are ready to be placed into service:

These teams are pictured L. to R. above:

TFC Doug Prince and K-9 Rosie – Centreville Barrack

TFC Jake Rideout and K-9 Bomba – Easton Barrack

TFC Ashley Romeo and K-9 Drak – Salisbury Barrack

TFC Brendan White and K-9 Zoe – Waterloo Barrack


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