Special operations on 4 legs
Our K-9 team currently consists of our lovable police dog, Rush, and his handler, Cpl. Keller. The team built their bond and incredible skill set during a 16-week patrol academy where they developed tracking, obedience, evidence recovery, and apprehension skills. A 6-week drug school followed during which the dynamic due learned to detect illicit narcotics.
The K-9 team is an integral part of the South Burlington Police Department and our community but is often seen throughout the county and state assisting area agencies locating lost or wanted individuals, recovering evidence or sniffing cars for drugs. While not actively on a K-9 call, Rush gets to relax in his custom cruiser, while Cpl. Keller continues her duties as a patrol officer. Some say Rush has it pretty easy.