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District Seven Conservation Officers Adding K-9 Derby To Their Ranks
Updated January 25, 2016 7:12 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(POSEY CO.) - Indiana Conservation Officers are proud to announce the acquisition of a K9 unit to District Seven.

K9 Derby was adopted from Posey County Pound Puppies after being brought to the facility as a stray and never being claimed. At the time Derby was about six months old.

Derby is a black Labrador Retriever which is a common breed of dog used by sportsmen for both their versatility and drive. The demeanor of the dog, its mannerisms and its willingness to work convinced his handler he and Derby would be a good fit.

The Indiana Conservation Officer K9 Resource Protection Program focuses on three primary disciplines. Those areas include wildlife and ginseng detection, area searches and man tracking.

Starting the end of January, K9 Derby will start formal training which in total lasts approximately nine weeks. Once the initial training is complete, K9 Derby will patrol with Officer Tim Kaiser who is assigned to Spencer County.

Officer Tim Kaiser said on the addition of Derby to District Seven: "Derby is going to be a wonderful resource to the District Seven Community from both a law enforcement and public safety aspect. Whether it is finding evidence or tracking down a murder suspect, lost hunter or missing child, Derby is going to provide a great service to our area."

The Indiana Conservation Officer K9 program is in its 19th year. During that time the K9 program has been utilized nearly 5000 times and is responsible for approximately 1300 arrests.

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