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American Police Canine Association convention coming to region

MERRILLVILLE | The American Police Canine Association will be hosting their yearly conference at Radisson Hotel in Merrillville through Sept. 27.

September 26, 2013 11:14 am
Hobart introduces newest K9 officer

Hobart introduces newest K9 officer

Hobart police officer Kevin Garber Jr., left, stands with his new canine partner, Butch, and Cpl. A. Simon Gresser, Hobart Police Department canine team leader. Garber has been with the department for about a year and, along with Butch, is the newest member of the department's canine team. G…

June 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Hobart Police Department newest canine

Hobart Police Department newest canine

Hobart police officer Kevin Garber Jr. poses with his new canine partner, Butch. The two are the newest additions to the department's canine handler team.

June 18, 2013 5:00 pm
Portage police K-9s now on patrol

Portage police K-9s now on patrol

Portage Police Officer Wendell Hite and his new K-9 partner, Bolo, visit with children and others Monday during the Portage Police memorial service at Gilbert Memorial Park. Portage Police Department added three new dogs to the police department with a fourth one to come. They are all due to…

May 14, 2013 4:51 pm
Portage police K-9s now on patrol

Portage police K-9s now on patrol

The Portage Police Department added three new dogs to the police department with a fourth to come. The three new dogs are due to begin service this week. Portage Police Officer Wendell Hite stands with K-9 partner, Bolo, left, and Officer Kyle Lerch with his K-9, Bomber

May 14, 2013 4:51 pm
Lake Station police honor retiring K9 officer

Lake Station police honor retiring K9 officer

K-9 officer Mox relaxes during his retirement party last week at the Lake Station police department. Mox, a 4-year veteran of the force, had a role in police confiscating more than $200,000 in connection with drug sale funds. Over his career, he also discovered about 200 pounds of marijuana,…

May 03, 2013 5:14 pm
Lake Station police honor retiring K-9 officer

Lake Station police honor retiring K-9 officer

Bella Willliams, 5, of Lake Station, pets Lake Station K-9 officer Mox last week during a retirement party for the dog.

May 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Lake Station police honor retiring K9 officer

Lake Station police honor retiring K9 officer

Lake Station Det. Mike Smith shows the police badge of his K-9 partner, Mox, Friday during a retirement party for the dog. Mox, who is more than 8 years old and suffers from hip dysplesia, will continue to live with Smith in retirement.

May 03, 2013 5:14 pm
Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Valparaiso K-9 officer Joe Hall and Femmy check backpacks as Portage and other local police departments make a surprise search of Portage High School with canine units.

April 11, 2013 9:59 am
Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Valparaiso K-9 Officer Jerame Simpson and Cairo check lockers Thursday as Portage and other local police departments search Portage High with canine units.

April 11, 2013 9:59 am
Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Valparaiso K-9 Officer Joe Hall and Femmy prepare to check lockers and backpacks Thursday as Portage and other local police departments swept Portage High.

April 11, 2013 9:59 am
Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Police K-9s sweep Portage High

Porter County K-9 Officer Cpl. Brian Gill and Dolar check school lockers Thursday at Portage High School.

April 11, 2013 9:59 am
Portage police make surprise sweep of portage high school with canine units

Portage police make surprise sweep of portage high school with canine units

Valparaiso K-9 officer Joe Hall and Femmy check backpacks Thursday at Portage High School.

April 11, 2013 9:59 am

Hundreds show support for county police dog program

ST. JOHN | More than 450 people enjoyed a Sunday night of food and fun to support the Lake County K9 Association.

March 25, 2012 9:45 pm
Gary K-9

Gary K-9

Gary Police K-9 Unit Cpl. John Artibey and his police dog Loki on patrol. The K-9 Unit was started recently with funding from the Gary Canine Association.

January 14, 2012 7:02 pm
True blue on the street and at home: Police dogs earn their keep

True blue on the street and at home: Police dogs earn their keep

Porter County canine unit Officer Darrell Hobgood plays with his German shepherd, Athos, at home last week.

January 08, 2012 1:05 pm
Taking a bite out of drugs

Taking a bite out of drugs

Chesterton Police dog, Igor, finds drugs hidden in one of three boxes Tuesday night during a community meeting at East Wind Studios. Chesterton Chief of Police David Cincoski and canine officer Dan Rocha spoke about children and drugs in the community, and what parents can do to help their c…

November 29, 2011 8:35 pm
Taking a bite out of drugs

Taking a bite out of drugs

Chesterton canine officer Dan Rocha, left, and Police Chief David Cincoski, talk Tuesday night about the issue of drugs in the community and how to keep children away from them durng a free community meeting at East Wind Studios. Rocha also gave demonstrations with his dog partner, Igor, dur…

November 29, 2011 8:25 pm

Hobart hosts national canine association conference

HOBART | Canine teams from throughout the country will converge next week to train and compete as the city hosts the American Police Canine Association's annual conference.

September 20, 2011 9:15 pm
OFFBEAT: VU student spreads message of dog bite danger

OFFBEAT: VU student spreads message of dog bite danger

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August 28, 2011 12:00 am
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