Police dog and handler training to join PAPS

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) is exploring the addition of a new police dog and handler team to its busy K9 unit.

The force sent out a tweet about the new recruits last week. The pair is not yet officially a part of the PAPS K9 unit.

“In recent weeks Cst. Brown with our newest PAPS recruit Jeb have been working at familiarizing with each other. The duo is expected to complete their training to be the newest Police Service Dog and handler by November 2018,” the police said in a brief statement.

“Jeb is a German Shepard recently acquired from the RCMP breeding program located in Innisfail, Alberta and is just over 2 years old.

Training over the next 16 weeks includes obedience, tracking, and searching for scent such as articles with human scent, people and drug detection to become an official part of the PAPS K9 Unit.”

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