Indiana State Police Versailles adds new K-9 following graduation

VERSAILLES – The Indiana State Police Post in Versailles added a new K-9 team to the district.  Trooper Jordan Craig and his K-9 partner, Franky recently graduated from the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy in Indianapolis.  

Trooper Craig, a six year ISP Veteran, and 1 1/2 year old Dutch Shephard/Malinois Mix ‘Franky’ completed 12 weeks training together, in which they accumulated over 400 hours learning obedience, narcotics detection, and other K-9 patrol functions. He is now certified in the detection of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin and Ecstasy. 

ISP Trooper Jordan Craig and K-9 partner, Franky

Trp. Craig and Franky were one of eleven K-9 teams that completed the training, the other ten teams will work in various districts throughout the state. The Indiana State Police currently has 36 patrol K-9 teams and six explosive detection K-9 Teams.

Trp. Craig’s graduation from the ISP K-9 Academy with Franky means that Trp. Craig’s previous    K-9 partner, ‘Krieger’ is now retired and will be able to relax at home with Trp. Craig and his family.  Since 2017, Krieger, age 10 1/2, recovered over 77 pounds of illegal drugs, assisted in over 700 arrests, recovered 46 firearms, and assisted in seizing over $500,000 in US Currency.

Trooper Craig’s previous K-9 partner, ‘Krieger’ is now retired

Trp. Craig and Franky will immediately begin their work together in the Versailles District, which covers Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland Counties.