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UKPD Canine Unit

University of Kentucky K-9 unit was established in 2004 and is under the supervision of Lt. R Turner. Currently there are three canine teams that cover each shift at the police department. Two canines are for explosive detection and one for drug detection and two are dual trained for tracking and evidence recovery. All three canines are non-aggressive and work hand-in-hand with University of Kentucky sporting events, dignitary protection as well as assisting outside agencies when help is needed. All three teams have participated in numerous community service outreach programs that range from demonstrations in several fraternity/sorority and residence housing as well as numerous local elementary and middle schools around central Kentucky.

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Cpl. Pope and Pink keeping our campus safe.

Corporal M. Pope and K-9 Pink:
K-9 Pink and Corporal Pope have been working together since 2012, have successfully completed training and received a national certification within the United States Police Canine Association. Pink is a non-aggressive black Labrador and is on a play reward system. Pink came from the United States Marine Corps. and is used for explosive detection. Pink was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 and retired from the military in 2012. Both K-9 Pink and Corporal Pope are utilized for campus sporting events, dignitary visits, and on-call for the University of Kentucky Police Department. K-9 Pink and Corporal Pope have worked together they have worked several details for the University of Kentucky and other agencies.

 

 

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Ofc. Duncan and Baska work together to fight
drug crime in our community.

 

 

Officer D. Duncan and K-9 Baska:
K-9 Baska and Officer Duncan have been working together since 2011 and have successfully completed training and received a national certification within the United States Police Canine Association. K-9 Baska is a non-aggressive, German Shepherd from Slovakia. Baska is trained in locating individuals and finding drugs. Baska is on a play reward system. Both K-9 Baska and Officer Duncan have been successful in recovering numerous amounts of drugs and apprehending individuals for the University of Kentucky as well as numerous other agencies in central Kentucky.

 

 

 

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Ofc. Smith and Odie keeping our campus safe.

Officer E. Smith and K-9 Odie:
K-9 Odie and Officer Smith have been working together since 2011 and have successfully completed training and received a national certification within the United States Police Canine Association. Odie is a nonaggressive yellow Labrador and is on a play reward system. Odie came from the Department of Transportation from Quebec, Canada and is used for explosive detection and lost or fleeing individuals. K-9 Odie and Officer Smith are utilized for campus sporting events, dignitary visits, and on-call for the University of Kentucky Police Department. K-9 Odie and Officer Smith have been successful in apprehending individuals as well as providing security sweeps at the University of Kentucky and including numerous counties within the state of Kentucky.

 

If you are interested in finding our more information or would like to schedule a demonstration please contact Lt. R. Turner.

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