K9 Unit Plays Crucial Role for Law Enforcement Statewide

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GTPD trains K9 units from across the state in addition to keeping the campus safe.

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GTPD now has four K9 units that not only secure special events but help train other law enformencent units throughout Georgia.

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It's a little known fact that the Georgia Tech Police Department serves as the state's primary trainer of K9 units, both dogs and handlers. Through a program with Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security, GTPD Officer Rob Turner is the state's lead instructor.

Because of the demand for training of these explosive-detecting dogs, GTPD has expanded its K9 corps to four and continue to play a vital role for major events on campus such as football games and Commencement. Read more about the officers, their dogs and their vital role on campus.

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GTPD, Georgia Tech Police Department, k9, Canine, Rob Turner, Jason Harwood, Zach Bryan, Michael Blair, Koda, Miley, MIki, Pepper
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  • Created By: Lance Wallace
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 9, 2017 - 11:21am
  • Last Updated: Nov 10, 2017 - 11:18am