by: JonChristopher Collins
Harrison Police Chief Chris Graddy spoke with “Around The Table” on KHOZ Tuesday about the Police Department.
Graddy said the Police Department took extra precautions during the cold weather and snow. “It was good; it could have been a lot worse. We didn’t have a lot of people that were put out.”
“We are retiring K9 Jerry,” Graddy said. The dog will be retired this month. Jerry will be with his handler. Graddy added that not every K9 on the force is a German Shepard and that they try to keep two K9s working.
Graddy said aside from drug sniffing, the dogs are also trained in article recovery, tracking and stopping someone. “We’ve used those to recover lost children,” he said. The dog is trained to only obey the handler.
Graddy also spoke to the issue of drug trafficking. He said the force worked with the FBI on one of the last drug related round ups they did. “We always appreciate the resources the FBI brings to the table.”
The full show is available on the Around The Table Facebook Page.