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14-120 Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office To Recognize Five K-9 Graduates From Local Agencies

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
-K-9 Unit


Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Sergeant Randy Corlett
-K-9 “Chuck”

Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
-Deputy Claudio Dimundo
-K-9 “Odin”

Bradenton Police Department
-Officer Jason Taulbee
-K-9 “Mac”

Bradenton Police Department
-Officer Matthew Palmer
-K-9 “Riggs”

Palmetto Police Department
-Officer Zach Cissell
-K-9 “Ruger”


Participating Agencies:

Bradenton Police Department

Clearwater Police Department

Largo Police Department

Palmetto Police Department

Pinellas Park Police Department

St. Petersburg Police Department

Tarpon Springs Police Department


Five K-9’s and their new partners have completed four months of training and will be given certificates of completion during the graduation ceremony. There will be K-9 related demonstrations from the graduates and other participating law enforcement agencies.

The K-9’s have completed their training and will hold their graduation ceremony at Dixie Hollins High School located at 4940 62nd Street North in St. Petersburg. The graduation and K-9 demonstrations will take place on the school’s football field.

The K-9 graduation will take place on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

The two newest members of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and three of their friends from local agencies recently completed training and will be recognized during a graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 27, 2014. The ceremony will be held at Dixie Hollins High School located at 4940 62nd Street North in St. Petersburg. The event will take place on the school’s football field.

K-9 teams from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Bradenton Police Department and Palmetto Police Department will be recognized for their hard work during their recent training session that was held over a four-month period of time and will be given a certificate of completion. During their training the K-9’s learn obedience commands, bite work, search work to include area and building searches, tracking and human odor response.

The graduates will also be joined for a few K-9 related demonstrations from participating law enforcement agencies including the Clearwater Police Department, Largo Police Department, Pinellas Park Police Department, St. Petersburg Police Department and Tarpon Springs Police Department.

The graduation is a free event and is open to the public.

The media is invited to cover.

For more information contact the Sheriff’s Public Information Office at (727) 582-6221.

The event flyer can be viewed below:


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