Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Patrol Operations Bureau
Pinellas Park Police Department
Largo Police Department
Clearwater Police Department
- K-9 "Khan" and Deputy Stephen Huckabee, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
- K-9 "Merlin" and Officer Nate Naumann, Pinellas Park Police Department
- K-9 "Mando" and Officer Jonathan Reid, Clearwater Police Department
- K-9 "Marsh" and Officer Pat Vann, Largo Police Department
PINELLAS COUNTY – Four K-9s and their partners have completed training and will soon be called for duty.
The four K-9 teams began training on June 6, 2022 with PCSO K-9 trainer, Deputy Justin Fineberg. They will end their training on September 22, 2022. Throughout their training, the K-9s learned obedience commands, bite work, area and building searches, tracking, and human odor response. After being on the road and patrolling the streets with their partners, some K-9s may be given the opportunity to continue their training in narcotic and explosives detection.
The four K-9s and their partners from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, Largo Police Department, Clearwater Police Department, and the Pinellas Park Police Department will be recognized with training completion certificates on Tuesday, September 20th, at 7:00 pm. The certificates will be presented during a graduation ceremony at England Brothers Park located at 5010 81st Avenue in Pinellas Park.
The event is free and the public is welcome to attend the graduation and K-9 demonstration, where they will be highlighting their new skills. The K-9 graduation will feature agility demonstrations, bite demonstrations, and a few surprises.
More information on the newest PCSO K-9 graduates can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3DJIs5A.
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