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Mentor Police Department welcomes two new K-9 officers to the force

Posted: 9:13 PM, Apr 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-19 21:13:20-04
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MENTOR, Ohio — The Mentor Police Department welcomed two new officers to their force, K-9 Achilles and K-9 Bak.

K-9 Achilles is a German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois mix from Hungary while K-9 Bak is a purebred Shepherd from Czechoslovakia, police said.

The two K-9 officers are dual purpose dogs and will work both narcotics and patrol. The K-9s are trained in narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, tracking, article searches and building and area searching, according to police.

The new officers just completed their training and will hit the streets for their first shift next week.

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