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Morristown Police training new K-9 officer

(WBIR-MORRISTOWN)  The Morristown Police Department has a new officer on the force.

The department is in the process of certifying its newest K9 member, a 20-month-old Belgian Malinois, which will be assigned to  Cpl. Pete Shockley.  Cpl. Shockley, a 17-year veteran of the department, has been a successful part of the K9 unit since 2003.  Once the new dog is fully trained, Cpl. Shockley’s current partner, Mako, will be retired.  

The K-9 will be trained on narcotic odor detection, off and on leash obedience, area searches, building searches, tracking, officer protection, and criminal apprehension-a process which can take three to four months.

The MPD K9 Unit consists of five full-time K9s and their handlers. 


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