Police K9 Unit and State Patrol K9 Unit Results
"Roberts (a Johns Creek, Georgia Police Officer) was answering a bank robbery call on Old Alabama Road. She actually passed the suspect’s car headed the other way.
She did a “180” spinning around in pursuit. The suspect got stuck in the ditch trying to go around traffic stopped at the Autrey Mill Middle School stop light.
He exited the car and made a beeline for the school.
Roberts spotted the suspect and immediately reported him. In less than a minute the school was in lockdown with the doors locked.
Fortunately Roberts had her partner “Kyra” with her. She’s a German shepherd (recently retired) who covered the ground much faster than Roberts could. When Roberts arrived near the front door, the suspect was not going anywhere and she put the cuffs on him.
“We’ve found suspects give up very quickly when a dog is involved,” Curry said. “They are also useful in public relations and education."*
The article in its' entirety can be viewed here.
* from northfulton.com
Officer Roberts and Kyra Image Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
"There are nine narcotic K9 teams which were deployed 160 times. These deployments resulted in seizures of 100 pounds of marijuana, 255 pounds of cocaine, 281 pounds of methamphetamine, 165 pounds of heroin and $4,874,451 in U.S. currency "
"Unfortunately, not all of the narcotics in Georgia were seized, but the visibility and reliability of our teams helped to deter further criminal activity. The visibility of our explosive K9 teams helped to deter criminals from performing acts of terrorism against our State and helped ensure the safety of our residents."