Tricounty News

Meeker K-9 is certified

Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin announces that the Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit attended the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) Region 12 trials for patrol dogs. The certification was held in the city of St. Peter, Minn., July 1 and 2. 

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office K-9 (Titan) with handler Deputy Reggie Sandstrom passed the certification trial. The events that K-9 Titan certified in were evidence search, agility, suspect search, obedience, criminal apprehension, criminal apprehension with gunfire, and handler protection. 

Titan is a 6-year-old German Shepard who has been in service with the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office since 2008. Titan is a dual-purpose dog which means he also certifies with the USPCA for narcotic detection.