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“This is heart-wrenching for all of us,” said Mike Johnson, president of the American Police Canine Association … including search and rescue, explosives investigations, drug detection, crowd management and other specialty assignments. Link.

It’s a movie about hunting and killing drug lords, and it appeals to the part of the brain … or finding ways for the SWAT team’s canine member Bingo to be even more of a super-dog. Bingo, incidentally, is the only member of the squad whose code name … Link.

After becoming a K9 handler at age 16, Rackley founded her own government-contracted company, now known as AmericanK9, in 2012. Rackley, 31, continues to train service dogs to detect bed bugs, narcotics and explosives; help with seizure and diabetic alerts … Link.

Redondo Beach Police Chief Keith Kauffman … Kauffman said. New RBPD K9 officer Balton, a yellow labrador, is a VaporWake trained dog, trained to recognize the odor of explosives, including firearms ammunition and bomb-making materials, that may come … Link.

He noted that dogs trained for police and military work will be trained to do jobs beyond that of a pure personal-protection dog, like tracking, bomb/narcotics detection … setting department records for drug seizures. At FTI K9, Hernandez, his wife … Link.

ARREST: Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office report the arrest of a Kingston, NY woman after an investigation into a bomb threat at a business … of the Town of Saugerties Police Explosives Detection Canine and the threat was determined … Link.