Saturday, May 19, is Police K-9 Awareness Day. To mark the day, the Lebanon Police K9 unit along with other K9 Units from the Twin State area are giving demonstrations on at W. Lebanon Feed and Supply from 10-2 pm.
The Lebanon Police Department K9 unit dogs are patrol and narcotic detection certified.
Patrol Dogs search buildings; track for lost people and criminals; search for articles such as guns and other evidence; apprehend dangerous criminals who pose an immediate threat to the safety of the public; and protect their handlers.
Narcotic Dogs search for drugs in cars, buildings, and other locations. The Lebanon Police Dogs are social dogs, who enjoy time spent with their handlers’ families, as well as interaction with the public.
The Lebanon Police Department K-9 Unit established in 2003 has been a resounding success to date, making numerous drug seizures, tracking criminals, checking buildings, finding dangerous weapons, and overall making Lebanon a safer, healthier community.