𝙎𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙛𝙛 𝘽𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙎𝙢𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙇𝙩. 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙑𝙚𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖 𝙘𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙚𝙙 𝙈𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙏𝙧𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨!
“𝗟𝘁. 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀 𝗩𝗲𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗱𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗼 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗞𝟵 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗺. 𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗞𝟵𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝘄𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝘀 𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗷𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝘀, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝘀𝗼 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝘀. 𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲 𝗞𝟵 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗳𝗶𝘁 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀 𝗶𝘁 𝗿𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗳𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗮𝗿𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗮 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝗮 𝘀𝗮𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲.”
-𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗳𝗳 𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗶𝘀𝗲 𝗦𝗺𝗶𝘁𝗵
Lt. Chris Veillion recently completed a 24-week Master Trainer program at U.S. K9. During his training, he trained several police K9s from start to finish. Although the training was specialized with Police K9s, Lt. Veillion also learned to train Pet and Service dogs as well.
This certification is a huge step forward in Sheriff Smith’s plans for the SMPSO K9 Division. Having a Master Trainer of Canines at the SMPSO brings several benefits to our agency and our Parish.
– Allows the SMPSO to have a higher level of K9 training capabilities on a regular basis
– Having a certified Master Trainer on board will save thousands of dollars on training, handler’s courses, and K9s by doing all this in-house.
-Other agencies can benefit by having access to a Master Trainer here in our parish.
-This allows us to have an open pathway to start new programs that Sheriff Smith has wanted to begin.