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Council discusses Beckett’s recent town hall meeting

In a unanimous vote, the Liberty Lake City Council passed a resolution Tuesday to adopt a K-9 dog program for the Liberty Lake Police Department. As part of his presentation to the council, Police Chief Brian Asmus had the Airway Heights Police Department show off its K-9 unit in a demonstration during Tuesday’s Council meeting. “We’re hoping it’s going to be a deterrent,” said Asmus. “Once people learn that we have a drug-detection dog as part of our department, word will get out and hopefully that will help curtail some of the drug trafficking that we suspect is happening in our region. Just with I-90, being so close to the Idaho border, and Liberty Lake happening to be a halfway point between Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, it’s a spot that we suspect there is probably more drug dealing going on than we’ve been able to uncover.”

Liberty Lake eyes K-9 program

If Liberty Lake police Chief Brian Asmus has his way, his police department will be going to the dogs. “We are researching putting in place a drug detection K-9 program,” he said.

3 dogs graduate from Spokane K-9 academy

Rico sprang out of the police cruiser and demonstrated a takedown he’d perfected during more than 400 hours of training with the Spokane Police Department.

K-9 graduation

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2010, was graduation day for three new police dogs at the Spokane Police Academy, where K9 cops are trained as well.

K-9 Maximus scores first arrest this morning

A man and a woman were arrested early today after residents living in the 2400 block of West Dean Avenue reported that a Honda automobile was being stripped of its parts in the early morning darkness.

Hound noses its way onto Cheney force

She has floppy ears, big feet and a heck of a sniffer. April, a 5-month-old bloodhound, is the newest member of the Cheney police force. Donated by the Sheriff’s Office in Newberry County, S.C., she will help the department track missing people.

Autopsy shows man was shot in back

A suspected auto thief who was killed after he shot a Spokane police dog while trying to elude officers was shot in the back, an autopsy report released this week shows. Johnnie L. Longest III was pronounced dead March 18 at Deaconess Medical Center, hours after he ran from police near Division Street and Rich Avenue. The fatal shootout occurred in an alley after Longest tried eluding police.

Police training awaits donated puppy

Faced with a life of police patrols, chasing suspects and drug hunts, the Spokane Police Department’s newest recruit has just one thing to do for the next few months: play.

In brief: Breeder donates pup to police K-9 unit

A Pullman man motivated by the shooting of a Spokane police dog has given the department a German shepherd puppy. Nick Lungu breeds and trains the dogs for his business, I-Guard International. He sells the animals for as much as $2,500 each but gave the Spokane Police Department first pick of his latest litter after reading of the March shooting of Var, a longtime police dog.

Spokane police training new dog

Spokane police are training a new police dog to replace one that was nearly killed in the line of duty.

Missing K-9 dog found, back on duty

SAGLE, Idaho – A K-9 drug-detection dog named Zip is back on the job in North Idaho. The 7-year-old border collie with a white stripe down his face and black ears disappeared for a day after being let outside Thursday as part of his morning routine.

In brief: Copter, new police dog aid in man’s arrest

Spokane police, the newest member of the K-9 unit and a helicopter worked together Friday night to catch a 25-year-old man who fled when police tried to stop him. Husea M. Jackson was booked into the Spokane County Jail on felony charges of attempting to elude a police officer and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.