Methuen Police Officer Waller and K-9 Partner Bohdi Complete Training

Methuen Police Officer Griffin Waller and his K-9 partner Bohdi. (Courtesy of Nancy Reardon Photography via Methuen Police.)

Methuen Police Officer Griffin Waller and his K-9 partner Bohdi recently completed the 14-week Boston Police K-9 Patrol Handlers Class.

Chief Scott J. McNamara said Waller and Bohdi will be assigned to the Patrol Division and be available to assist the Street Crimes Unit with the detection of illegal narcotics. The team is also assigned to NEMLEC K-9, which is a regional response team.

The K-9 team’s initial training consisted of 560 hours of patrol training, including obedience, tracking, area searches, evidence recovery, building searches, criminal apprehension and more.

Additionally, Waller and Bohdi have been certified in narcotics detection after attending a six-week training program at Boston Police K-9 Academy. The narcotics detection training included 240 hours of training on imprinting of illegal narcotics, room searches, vehicle searches, open area and article searches.

As WHAV reported last summer, Bohdi is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois purchased with grants from the United State Police Canine Association and the American Kennel Club’s Reunite grant program, Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog and a generous Methuen business.

Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog has provided a $6,540 donation to purchase a K-9 kennel insert and heat alert system for a cruiser that will be used by Waller and Bohdi.

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