ISP Putnamville Post welcomes new K-9 team

GREENCASTLE – The Indiana State Police Putnamville Post welcomes to their new patrol K-9 team, as Trooper Brad Fyfe and K-9 partner Jett graduated December 3, 2021, from the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy in Indianapolis. 

Trooper Brad Fyfe and K-9 partner Jett

Together, Trooper Fyfe and Jett successfully completed the demanding 12-week training program, which includes certifications in areas such as drug detection, tracking, article searches, building searches, obedience, and apprehension.  In total, more than 400 hours of training takes place, both day and night, and in all weather conditions, before the handler and K-9 trainees are certified to begin patrolling together. 

Trooper Fyfe and Jett were one of eleven K-9 teams to complete the training. The other ten teams are assigned to other districts around the state. The Indiana State Police currently has (36) patrol K-9 teams and (6) explosive detection K-9 teams. The Putnamville Post will now be staffed with two patrol K-9 teams.

Trooper Fyfe has served with the Indiana State Police for six years and has been primarily assigned patrol duties in Vigo County.  He serves on the District TIP Team (Riot Control) and is a Field Training Officer (FTO).  Jett is a one-year-old German shepherd that came to the Indiana State Police from a select breeder in the Czech Republic.

Trooper Fyfe and Jett will immediately begin their work together in the Putnamville District, which covers Putnam, Clay, Vigo, Sullivan, Vermillion, and Parke Counties.