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Chitimacha Tribal Police Department Welcomes New K9 Officer

The Chitimacha Tribal Police Department has welcomed its newest K9 Officer “Kassie”,  a one year old female Belgium Malinois. She, as well as her handler K9 Sgt. Nick Picard, were both Nationally Certified with DLE by La. K9 trainer and Owner Paul LeBlanc.

K9 Kassie is certified in detecting explosives, including black powder, firearms, arson accelerant detection, article searching and tracking.

Kassie will work alongside Chitimacha Police Department’s Narcotic Detection K9 Dozer, who the department says, continues to be a huge asset in the detection of narcotics. in addition to his tracking ability.

Kassie began her service with the Chitimacha Tribal Police on April 1, and the department is hoping for many years of service.

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