New Sheriff’s K-9 pup in training for duty

	Van Buren County Sheriff Dan Abbott, right, holds the newest member of his department, an eight-week-old German Shephard, which will be trained to join the Canine Division by its handler, Deputy Scott Schmitt, left.	Photo courtesy of the Sheriff’s Office

    PAW PAW - The Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office recently introduced  the  newest member of its Canine Division, an eight week old German Shephard, and the Van Buren County Sheriff's Office is seeking a name for the new recruit.
    Van Buren County Sheriff Daniel Abbott said, “It is either going to be Kimber or Aspen at this point.  I will have a name picked shortly after reaching out for the communities’ input.”
    The puppy was purchased from Auf Der Marquis K-9, a local kennel that breeds canines for police use. Van Buren  County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Scott Schmitt will train the puppy, as well as be her handler.
    “The new puppy will be used for positive outreach in the community, as well as in the local schools.  She will be trained to be passive for positive interaction with the public, as well as the students in the schools,” said Abbott.
    Abbott said the new canine will also be trained in narcotic detection, as well as marijuana and tracking.
    “Our office wanted a specific canine still being trained to detect marijuana, especially when being used to assist our schools,” said Abbott.

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