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PCSO K-9’s Train with Arizona National Guard Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force
 
Posted: 12/17/2013 12:00 AM
 

On Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit participated in “Airborne Operation Training” with the Arizona National Guard – Joint Counter Narco-Terrorism Task Force (JCNTF)

The K-9’s and their handlers practiced loading, unloading and flying in helicopters. They also conducted drug detection training on the airbase around active aircraft.

Sheriff Paul Babeu stated, “Our K-9 Unit consists of five handlers with their dogs working patrol and two handlers with their dogs working our jail. Everyday our K-9’s are working with their handlers to find drugs and bad guys. Training is essential to keep the dogs and their handlers prepared for all types of situations. The Arizona National Guard has been a strong partner of our office.”

   
   

Below are the K-9 Unit stats for the past year.

Patrol Assists
1,248
Traffic Stops
6,656
Misdemeanor Arrests
192
Felony Arrests
304
Seized Marijuana
7,479 pounds
Seized Cocaine
20 pounds
Methamphetamines

37 pounds

Heroin

49 pounds

 

Public Information Officer

Jim Knupp
520.483.4502
pcsopio@pinalcountyaz.gov



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