Brian Defoor, of the Calhoun Police Department, leads his dog, Cezar, through a course requiring the dog to find the location of drugs in a vehicle. While Defoor has only been working with Cezar for one month, the dog has been with the Calhoun Police Department for about two years.
Left: Dan Lane, from Waterfod, Conn., acts as a decoy, also known as the bad guy, while Will Collins’, of Snellville, Ga., dog, Bart, attacks Lane.
K-9 officers from all over the country came to Gordon County last week to go through the North American Police Work Dog Association National (NAPWDA) Training Seminar. The officers and their canine partners participated in a week-long training session that focused on helping the officers maintain their NAPWDA certifications. The training focused on drug detection, bomb/explosive devices, tracking and rescue work, building searches and officer protection. This is the third time that the event has been held in Gordon County and the first year that it has been hosted by the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office.
(Photos by Tricia Dillard/STAFF)