State Fire Marshal’s Office: How We Train Our Accelerant and Bomb-Sniffing Dogs

State Fire Marshal's Office accelerant K-9 Maya poses in front of their memorial to fallen canines. WHAV is saluting local and state K-9 officers and their four-legged partners in a special series. Listen to the special Dog Days of Summer series Monday through Friday, at 97.9 WHAV FM. The special series is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joseph C. Edwards, Neptune Uniforms, Quinn’s Canine Café and Riverside Veterinary Clinic. Eat to live, indeed.

Andover K-9 Officer Mickey Connor: Canine Partner Grimm Gives Me ‘Upper Hand’ With the Bad Guys

WHAV is saluting local and state K-9 officers and their four-legged partners in a special series. Listen to the special Dog Days of Summer series Monday through Friday, at 97.9 WHAV FM. The special series is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joseph C. Edwards, Neptune Uniforms, Quinn’s Canine Café and Riverside Veterinary Clinic. After 10 years with Andover’s K-9 Police Unit, Officer Mickey Connor knows a thing or two about bonding with his four-legged partners. His current dog, a German Shepherd named Grimm, is one of the best, he tells WHAV.

Essex County Sheriff’s Office: How K-9s Break Up Our Prison Fights

Top photo: Capt. Tom Cote takes Dash through a facility search. Inline photo: Lt. John Pickles and his K-9 Lennin patrol a wooded area. WHAV is saluting local and state K-9 officers and their four-legged partners in a special series. Listen to the special Dog Days of Summer series Monday through Friday, at 97.9 WHAV FM. The special series is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joseph C. Edwards, Neptune Uniforms, Quinn’s Canine Café and Riverside Veterinary Clinic.

Methuen K-9 Officer: How My Police Dog Solved the Market Basket Robbery

WHAV is saluting local and state K-9 officers and their four-legged partners in a special series. Listen to the special Dog Days of Summer series Monday through Friday, at 97.9 WHAV FM. The special series is sponsored by the Law Offices of Joseph C. Edwards, Neptune Uniforms, Quinn’s Canine Café and Riverside Veterinary Clinic. Methuen’s K-9 Duke is ready for his close-up – and deservedly so. The bloodhound helped sniff out a suspect who attempted to rob a Tewksbury Market Basket in July and now Duke’s handler is telling WHAV just how his dog saved the day.

Methuen K-9 ‘Duke’ Sniffs Out Tewksbury Robbery Suspect

Officer Matthew Meuskes and K-9 Duke. (Photograph courtesy of Methuen Police.)

Methuen Police K-9 Duke saved the day one night last week, following the scent of a robbery suspect in Tewksbury. Duke and his handler Officer Matthew Mueskes were providing mutual aid to Tewksbury police. Officers there, responding to a report of a robbery at a Market Basket, put out the call for a K-9. A Market Basket employee reported a man passed a note to a store clerk demanding cash.

Plaistow K-9 Fundraiser Reaches One-Third of $15K Goal

(Photograph courtesy of Town of Plaistow, N.H.)

A fundraising effort by the Plaistow, N.H. Police Department to “replace and train another” police dog and upgrade its K-9 cruiser reaches nearly one third of its $15,000 goal in less than two weeks. Plaistow Police Chief Kathleen A. Jones Thursday thanked residents and business partners who have helped raise $4,720 for the program following the “premature death” of  K-9 “Kracken.”

“In addition, the funding will allow us to outfit the K-9 cruiser with all the equipment needed such as a rear platform, a cooling system, emergency notification alarm (if the car is overheated), an automatic door release and a bulletproof vest for the dog,” Jones wrote. The upgrades will allow “a dedicated K-9 police cruiser that will meet all the safety standards for the working dog,” according to a police flyer. “The Plaistow Police Department has had a successful K-9 program in place for many years. The K-9 has helped to find missing children and adults with Alzheimer issues, criminals that flee from the police and is involved in many community events and demonstrations.