How Do Dogs Become K-9s?Becoming a police dog is an intensive process, for the pup and their partner.
Anoka K-9 Shot During Chase Released From Hospital; Incident Under InvestigationAn Anoka police K-9 shot during a police chase that ended in gunfire Sunday is out of the hospital.
Anoka Police K-9 Wounded, Armed Carjacking Suspect Dead In Isanti Co. ShootingAn Anoka police K-9 was shot and an armed carjacking suspect is dead after a police chase that stretched 40 miles Sunday afternoon ended in gunfire in Isanti County.
St. Paul Police K9 Makes Special Visit To Children's Hospital"A dog doesn't judge. Dogs are here for companionship and to listen," St. Paul police officer Jay Curiel said.
911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 OfficersPolice canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.
Police Dogs, Handlers Compete For CertificationPolice dogs from around the country were in Woodbury on Sunday to strut their stuff. The dogs and their handlers showed off their skills at the Region 18 trials in order to be certified as police K9s.
Minn. Bill Ups Penalties For Harming Police DogsHarming or killing a law enforcement dog could come with stiffer penalties under legislation making its way through the Minnesota Legislature.