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Media Event:


Date:                Friday, July 1, 2011 

Time:               10:00 a.m.     

Location:         Courthouse Rotunda

Event:              K-9 Graduation



     Allen County Sheriff’s Department Master K-9 Trainer, Robert L. Compton, Sheriff Kenneth C. Fries, Chief Deputy Dave Gladieux and assistant trainer Officer Tyler Harris will present certificates to nine graduating K-9 academy officers and their partners, on Friday, July 1st in the Allen County Courthouse Rotunda.


     The class has recently undergone 14-weeks of intense training and is certified in the areas of: Obedience Control, Evidence Search, Area Search, Building Search, Tracking and the Detection of Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Ecstasy. 


     Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast and the Allen County Police Department announced an agreement to offer a Career Development Certificate (CDC) that allows officers to receive college credit and college recognition for attending its Police K9 Academy. The intense 14-week K9 Academy includes an 80-hour classroom portion with the remainder devoted to physically intense fieldwork. The Academy covers diverse education topics that are required by law enforcement and directly apply to the criminal justice field.


Graduates are as follows:


1) Dep. Marshal John Geyer & Titan - Hamilton PD

2) Dep. D. Bradley Kline & Kash - Steuben Co. Sheriff's Dept.

3) Trooper Daniel Prus & Zeke - ISP / Dist 16

4) Trooper Nicholas K. Meade & Sabre - ISP / Dist 21

5) Dep. Marshal Tony Clark & Esko - LaGrange PD

6) Trooper Matthew Wilson & Jaxx - ISP

7) Officer Tonina Lamanna & Raika - City of Dayton OH PD

8) Patrolman Christian Harlan & Bumper - Kendallville PD

9) Officer Bryan Heine & Bo - Allen County Police Department




CONTACT:     Lt. Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer