Six K9 teams serve on the Greene County Sheriff’s Department. Each team undergoes a rigorous eight week training program to receive certification. GCSD Lt. Mike Fincher said the K9s and their handlers fill important roles within the department.

“Every K9 officer — and each shift has one including the jail — they’re an important part of our team,” Fincher said. “Whenever we’ve got a car pulled over and we feel strongly there’s drugs in it, we know we’ve got that back up, that K9 officer to come and do a sniff. If we’re looking for a wanted person, that dog is invaluable in searching. It makes every officer’s job easier here at the department.

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