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Paw enforcement on rise: Clark County law enforcement training new recruits for K-9 units

Weekly training sessions see teams working toward certification, seasoned partners staying fresh

By Becca Robbins, Columbian staff reporter
Published: February 9, 2024, 6:05am
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Vancouver police dog Remi, 4, gets some playtime and a little love following his training session Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park. Remi was previously employed with the Skamania County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office before his handler there left the agency and he joined Vancouver police.
Vancouver police dog Remi, 4, gets some playtime and a little love following his training session Wednesday at Hockinson Meadows Community Park. Remi was previously employed with the Skamania County Sheriff’s Office before his handler there left the agency and he joined Vancouver police. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

HOCKINSON — New members of Clark County law enforcement agencies are training to join the force — but these recruits have four paws.

Both the Vancouver Police Department and Clark County Sheriff’s Office are staffing up their K-9 units to restore the area’s police dog force.

Three new dogs for the sheriff’s office and two new dogs for Vancouver police bring the county’s collective K-9 count to 10.

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