Tippecanoe County's newest K-9 in training

The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office has two new K-9s. One will soon complete training and be ready to hit the streets.

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 11:48 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office has two new K-9s. One will soon complete training and be ready to hit the streets.

Deputy Lenny Popp came from Delaware County with his dog, Vegas. Vegas is already certified.

News 18 caught up with Deputy Jonathan Ringo and K-9 Britt Friday afternoon. They are currently on Week 4 of 5 for training. They were working on apprehending a suspect. The dog was put in a real life scenario, using a lot at Jim's Garage.

Deputy Popp said these K-9's can be used for so much more.

"We get called for lost children, there's alzheimer's patients we get called to, so we do a lot of tracking. It's not just for apprehensions. If we didn't have narcotics dogs, we wouldn't find half the drugs we do inside cars and in houses," explainf Popp.

Training will continue next week at Six Flags Great America. The park will be open to K-9 officers to put the skills they've learned to the test.

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