OVPD welcomes newest member of its K-9 unit

(Source: Oro Valley Police Department)
(Source: Oro Valley Police Department)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The Oro Valley Police Department has a new member of its K-9 unit thatwill serve as a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics detection canine.

Max is a 3-year-old German Shepherd imported from the Netherlands and purchasedfrom Alderhorst K-9 International in Jurupa, Calif. He has begun narcoticsdetection training with the OVPD K-9 Unit and will be trained in search,apprehension and protection.

Max replaces a recently retired canine. He is expected to be certifiedas a team with handler, Officer Roger Reynolds, in four to six weeks.

For more information, contact Lt. Chris Olson at colson@orovalleyaz.gov.

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