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Trooper Allen Deel And Drogos Graduate ISP K-9 Class
Updated October 6, 2014 9:22 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - Indiana State Trooper Allen Deel, from the Bloomington Post and his K-9 "Drogos" were among the graduates of the 2014 ISP K-9 class at the Indiana War Memorial Museum in downtown Indianapolis on Friday.

Deel and Drogos were one of three ISP troopers and one Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy and their K-9 partners that graduated.

Deel is a seven year veteran of the ISP, previously serving as a District Duty Officer and a Road Trooper assigned to Owen County. "Drogos" will accompany Trooper Deel on routine patrol within the Bloomington District.

During the fourteen week academy, "Drogos" had 600 hours of training in narcotic searches, aggression control work, building searches, tracking, article searches, and obedience.

Drogos" is a certified Police Service Dog through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWADA). He is also certified in the detection of narcotic odors related to meth, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin.

The K-9 academy was under the direction of ISP Master Trainer Sergeant Dennis Wade and trainers Master Trooper Kevin Waters, Senior Trooper Mick Dockery and Senior Trooper Chris Richey.

"We look forward to Allen and Drogos fighting narcotic trafficking and apprehending criminal suspects throughout the Bloomington District," Lieutenant Paul Bucher, Commander of the Bloomington Post, said.

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