|Local K-9 Officers training in new building thanks to The New Washington State Bank|
|Written by Janna Ross|
|Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:00|
Training is a part of any local law enforcement's regiment. Local officers are continuously training to become better and more aware of what should happen in case of an emergency.
The local K-9 teams are no different. Recently K-9 Officers from Sellersburg, Charlestown and the Clark County Sheriff's Office came together to learn from Jeffersonville Police Department's Master Trainer Glen Jackson. The local K-9 teams have been meeting to train together for several years. There was one difference to the training recently. The building.
The teams met in a new building in Clark Maritime Center thanks to a casual conversation over the Christmas holiday.
“Pat (Glotzbach) asked me over Christmas how things were going and if I needed anything,” stated Jackson. “I told him I could always use a building. He then told me, he thought he may actually be able to help me.”
Jackson then took a tour of the building and the surrounding area with Patrick Daily, Executive Vice President of The New Washington State Bank.
“I was amazed. I couldn't believe the building. It was perfect. I was like, are you sure we can train in here,” Jackson added.
Daily was happy to help the local K-9 officers and their canine companions.
“It is a great way to train the dogs and not have to be out in the elements. I am just really glad to have them in here. The building is being used and it is nice to have the presence of the officers training here,” Daily stated.
Officials with The New Washington State Bank have offered Jackson and the K-9 teams the use of the building as long as the building is vacant. The building has been vacant for a couple years.
The building is being used on a regular basis.
“The first Tuesday of each month the teams from up north train, the second and fourth Tuesday of the month is department training days and the third Tuesday of the month is for all the local guys,” Jackson concluded. “I just want to take this opportunity to thank The New Washington State Bank for the opportunity to use the building to help in the training of the K-9 teams.”
The local K-9 teams that participated in training during the most recent training session held on Tuesday, January 19 were: Sellersburg K-9 Officer Matt Adams and K-9 Ana; Clark County Sheriff's Department K-9 Officer Mark Meyer and K-9 Loki and K-9 Cali and Charlestown K-9 Officer Jason Broady and K-9 Maja and K-9 Officer Adam Clark and K-9 Awi.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 09:31|