After a successful and ongoing fundraising effort by Ashwaubenon Public Safety, the K-9 Unit was established in 2014. A selection process began and Officer R. Young was selected as the handler. A 2 year old German Shepard named Ole was purchased from K-9 Services in Albuquerque, NM. Officer Young and Ole traveled to New Mexico for 7 weeks where extensive training ensued. Officer Young and Ole were trained and tested on many different areas including: obedience, agility, tracking, wind scenting, area searches, building searches, evidence recovery, tactical operations, handler protection and narcotic detection.
Upon returning from New Mexico, Officer Young and Ole began patrol duties for the Village of Ashwaubenon in November 2014. Ole immediately began making an impact on police services provided to Ashwaubenon. Ole began assisting in locating concealed narcotics inside of vehicles that likely would not have been found without the use of a trained K-9.
In 2018 Officer Young stepped down from the K9 Officer position and a new handler was selected to lead this program. Officer Teske was selected as the new K9 handler. Officer Teske and Ole have been on patrol together and have been utilized by various surrounding agencies for narcotic detection, officer safety, and public education programs. During their patrol duties in the first few months of operation, Officer Teske and Ole have assisted in the seizure of numerous narcotics, cash, and illegally concealed weapons.
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