Plymouth County K9 earns certification

Posted October 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

In March Holtgrew’s German Shepherds of Hinton donated a German Shepherd to the K9 unit of the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office.

The K9, named Gulliver, has been training with Deputy Jake Wingert with assistance from the Le Mars Police Department, Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, Sioux County Sheriff’s Office and the Sioux City Police Department.

On Sept. 13, Gulliver was certified in narcotics detection through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA). The IPWDA is an organization that was developed to establish a working standard for work dogs, handlers and trainers. In the future Gulliver and his handler Deputy Wingert will also be attending certifications conducted by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).

Upon receiving the certification Gulliver began his work on the road and in a short amount of time he has assisted officers in the location of illegal narcotics.

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