Meet our K-9 Zoey!
A police dog, often referred to as a "K-9", is a dog that is trained specifically to assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in their work. Police dogs must remember several hand and verbal commands and how to react to various situations.
Zoey is a Labrador Retriever and was rescued from a shelter in Kentucky. She was chosen because of her natural ability to discern different smells, her willingness to learn and her drive to play. While we see her job as work, she sees it as a game. Wanting to play and be rewarded for a job well done motivates her to learn and "work".
Zoey was trained to find different kinds of illegal drugs that are hidden in vehicles, buildings, and different places outside based on how they smell. A LaGrange Police Officer is assigned to Zoey as her handler. Together, she and her handler must be certified and participate in ongoing training to keep their skills sharp. Zoey is a valued member of our department and helps to keep the City of LaGrange safe from drugs.