• Joshua Morrison/News Police departments from Fredericktown and Mount Vernon, as well as the Knox County Sheriff’s Office received K-9 training from the Danville Police Department with Storm Dog Tactical on Friday afternoon in Danville.
  • Joshua Morrison/News T.C. searches a pontoon boat that has a small amount of narcotics hidden. T.C. was part of the training session held by the Danville Police Department and Storm Dog Tactical on Friday afternoon. Fredericktown, Mount Vernon and Knox County Sheriff’s Office received training in working with K9 units.
  • Joshua Morrison/News T.C. searches a pontoon boat that has a small amount of narcotics hidden with Danville Police Sargeant Chad Lishness. The search was part of the training session held by the Danville Police Department and Storm Dog Tactical on Friday afternoon. Fredericktown, Mount Vernon and Knox County Sheriff’s Office received training in working with K9 units.
  • Joshua Morrison/News Danville Police Officer Mark Perkins leads Rezza to begin a search of the Danville Tire and Alignment tire warehouse on Washington Street on Friday afternoon. The search was part of the training offered by Danville Police and Storm Dog Tactical for handling searches using the K-9 units.
  • Joshua Morrison/News T.C. finds a bag of narcotics tucked in behind this fire extinguisher on Friday during K9 Training. To the left is Danville Police Sargeant Chad Lishness. Fredericktown, Mount Vernon and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office took part in the training session held in Danville.
  • Joshua Morrison/News T.C. brings the dog bite training sleeve that was used in part of a search in the tire warehouse at Danville Tire and Alignment on Washington Street in Danville on Friday afternoon. The Danville Police Department, in conjunction with Storm Dog Tactical, held a training session for the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, Mount Vernon and Fredericktown police departments.

DANVILLE — Local law enforcement learned their role when working with one of Danville Police’s K9 units during a training session Friday.

Danville has three K9s, each capable of assisting law enforcement in many different situations. Danville’s K9 units can search for suspects in open areas or in buildings, sniff out drugs in vehicles, find dropped evidence, such as weapons, and assist in high risk traffic stops.

Danville’s K9 units are available to any local department that requests them. The training Friday, led by Storm Dog Tactical, instructed officers as to what situations a K9 should be called in for, and where their place is when working in tandem with a K9 unit. Danville obtained their K9s through Storm Dog.

When a K9 unit is working, it is following its nose, Krishea Osborne, a tactical trainer with Storm Dog, said. The K9 handler is focused on the dog. The back-up officer provides “lethal cover” — protection for the K9 unit.

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