A helping paw: Michigan Air National Guard partnership provides venue for multinational K9 law enforcement training

“Good boy, Ryker, good boy.” Jed Avery, a deputy with the Osceola County Sherriff’s Department, Reed City, Michigan, tussles the Dutch shepherd’s neck, offering a bite at his favorite chew toy. Only seconds ago, the canine had lit into action, Read More …

Major training exercise sees dogs sniff out ‘explosives’ at Bristol Airport

Explosives detection dogs from police forces across the country are taking part in a major training exercise at Bristol Airport this week. More than 40 dogs will be put through their paces by their handlers throughout the terminal building and Read More …

Agents discover record amount of fentanyl in drug bust on US border

Officials in the US have seized 114kg (254lbs) of fentanyl, in what is being described as the biggest haul they have ever detected. The synthetic drug has been fuelling a national epidemic of fatal opioid overdoses, and the stash was Read More …

West Yorkshire Police are recruiting dogs to join their team and help catch criminals

Officers are on the tail and sniffing out their latest most wanted – but this time it’s not a criminal they’re after. West Yorkshire Police are on the lookout for some four-legged recruits, and are turning to dog owners among the Read More …

State emergency response teams to receive $6.5 million in Homeland Security grants

Four types of emergency response teams across the state will receive federal Homeland Security Program grant funds, and several cities and counties will receive funds to enhance the capabilities of vital emergency response teams and protect critical infrastructure in their Read More …