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Bloomington Trooper Richard Klun And K-9 Loki Graduate
Updated July 21, 2015 6:10 PM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The Indiana State Police held a graduation ceremony for the 2015 ISP K-9 Class at the Indiana State Police Museum in Indianapolis, seeing eight ISP troopers and their K-9 partners graduate from around the state.

Bloomington Trooper Richard Klun and his K-9 "Loki" were among the graduating class. Klun is a four-year veteran of the ISP and was previously assigned to work Greene County.

"Loki" is a year and a half old Malinois and German Shepherd mix imported from Poland. "Loki" will routinely accompany Trooper Klun on patrol within the Bloomington District.

During the fourteen week academy, "Loki" completed 500 hours of training in narcotic searches, aggression control work, building searches, tracking, article searches, and obedience. "Loki" is a certified Police Service Dog through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWADA). "Loki" is certified in the detection of narcotic odors related to Methamphetamine, 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, along with ISP K-9 coordinator Tony Knox, and ISP Special Operations Commander Major Pat O'Connor.

"The primary initiative of the ISP K-9 team is to search for and locate suspect(s) or evidence that can be linked to a specific crime. The dog is one of the few investigative tools that is available to the patrol team", commented ISP K-9 Trainer Master Trooper Kevin Waters.

Lieutenant Paul Bucher, Commander of the Bloomington Post stated, "Trooper Klun was a hard worker before this training and I am confident 'Loki's' arrival will only increase his service to the citizens of our great state. I look forward to seeing this duo fight crime and illegal drug trafficking within the Bloomington District."

The Bloomington District is comprised of Monroe, Owen, Lawrence, Morgan, Greene, and Brown counties.

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