Carter County police departments expand K9 force

CARTER COUNTY, Okla. (KXII) - Meet Nora: A year and four month old Dutch Shepard and the latest addition to the Lone Grove Police Department.

"She's great, she works great and we've done a couple training's since I've been back and so she's ready to go," Armstrong said.

K9 handler and police officer Brittani Armstrong says the department added another dog to bite back on drugs in the community.

They were able to get her through a donation from the Masonic Lodge.

"We needed it, I mean there's so much out here that we need to take more control on and my chief advised that we can get one," Armstrong said.

After spending 7 days training in Indiana, working on skills like tracking and detecting drugs, Nora is ready to hit the streets.

"She is patrol so she does a little bit of a bite work and then she does tracking so we set up a couple of tracks and she knocked them out," Armstrong said.

And it's not the only recent K9 change in Carter County.

Over in Wilson the department received a new K9 handler a few months ago.

Officer Jared Trotts and K9 Klara are now the newest pair out on their streets, protecting the community.

Chief Kevin Coley says together the partners against crime have already made several arrests for drugs and firearms.

Armstrong says the strong bond between handler and K9 is what leads to success.

"It's very important that you bond - I mean if you are not bonded your dog is not going to work for you, you have to be enthusiastic," Armstrong.



 
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