The Dewey Beach Police Department reinstituted the K9 unit in August 2007. The Dewey Beach Police Department researched different kennels and contacted several police agencies with K9 units for their recommendations. A decision was made to travel to Vohne Liche Kennels located in Denver, Indiana to evaluate their canines. After testing and evaluating several canines, a German Shepherd was selected by the department.
Obedience demonstration at the Delaware State Police Canine Training Center after graduating
Lieutenant Hocker and K9 Hax attended 12 weeks of training at the Delaware State Police Canine Training Center located in Dover, Delaware. The team received instruction and training in tracking, obedience, agility, building searches, crowd control, and criminal apprehension. Lieutenant Hocker and Hax completed training and graduated in December 2007.
The Dewey Beach Police Department currently has one (1) canine team consisting of Lieutenant John Hocker and his partner K9 Hax.
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Last Updated 11/13/2008