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Battle Ground adds dog to police force

The Columbian
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BATTLE GROUND: The Battle Ground Police Department added Charlie, a German shepherd, to its police force.
BATTLE GROUND: The Battle Ground Police Department added Charlie, a German shepherd, to its police force. At only 18 months old, Charlie is the youngest member of the department. Photo Gallery

BATTLE GROUND — The Battle Ground Police Department has a new employee, and he’s furry. Charlie, a German shepherd, was introduced at a recent city council session along with handler Officer Clint Fraser, who both completed 16 weeks of training and earned state certification for both patrol and narcotics detection work. Born in the Czech Republic, Charlie spent his younger months in Alabama before coming to Battle Ground. Fraser has served with the Battle Ground Police Department for 15 years. The dog’s job is to search and find, assisting officers by searching for and locating evidence and suspects “Charlie is a great dog and we love training and working together,” Fraser said in a news release. “He is even-keeled, knows when it’s time to go to work, and gets the job done.”

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