ISP Sellersburg adds second K-9 team to its ranks

SELLERSBURG — The Indiana State Police Post in Sellersburg added a new K-9 team to the district  On Friday, December 4th, Senior Trooper Justin Geltmaker and his K-9 partner, Rando, graduated from the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy in Indianapolis.  

Senior Trooper Justin Geltmaker and Rando

Senior Trooper Geltmaker is a fourteen-year ISP Veteran, and Rando is a 1-year-old German shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix. Both completed 12 weeks of training together, in which they accumulated over 400 hours of training in obedience, narcotics detection, and other K-9 patrol functions. Rando is now certified in the detection of Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Crack, Heroin, and Ecstasy. 

Trooper Geltmaker and Rando 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. With this addition, the Sellersburg Post now has two K-9 teams, as Trooper Geltmaker and Rando join Senior Trooper Zachary Smith and his partner, Riggs. Trooper Smith and Riggs have been patrolling together for over six years.  

Trooper Zach Smith with Riggs (L) and Trooper Justin Geltmaker with Rando