Spectrum will begin training later this month.
(Stow) - The Stow Police Department is adding a third K-9 Unit to increase the number of K-9 units to three. Officer Erik Dirker and his K-9 partner, Spectrum, will be attending training in Wapakoneta, Ohio. The training will commence on March 18, 2013 and will conclude on April 6, 2013.
(Photos courtesy Stow Police Department)
Once trained, Spectrum will be a full service K-9 who will be certified in drug detection, suspect apprehension and tracking. The addition of Officer Dirker and Spectrum will allow the Stow Police Department to have a K-9 Unit on each of the three patrol shifts.
The purchase and the training of Officer Dirker of Spectrum were funded by a donation from Rick Schultz of Spectrum Surgical. The Stow Police Department K-9 Units have been funded by donations from businesses and residents of the City of Stow. Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the K-9 Unit can find a donation form on the City of Stow website under the Police Department link by going to the website at stow.oh.us.
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