Grant County K-9

By: News Release
May 7th, 2019

K9 Riggs attends Man-Trailing Seminar

Between May 9th and May 11, 2019, Deputy Ric Hottenstein & K9 partner Riggs attended the K9 Man- Trailing Seminar hosted at the Madison Police Department Training Center. This training was a three day training consisting of teaching the K9’s to follow a specific scent to conclusion regardless of surface type, or environmental distractions. The K9 Handlers also learned how to read their K9, and develop an individualized training program that will lead to success on the street. It was a beneficial training and will be utilized in their daily training/deployments.

National Police Dog Foundation Grant

The Grant County Sheriff’s Office was recently notified that we were selected as one of the Spring 2019 K-9 Health Insurance Grant recipients through the National Police Dog Foundation. The Board of Directors informed us that on April 1, 2019, the National Police Dog Foundation awarded a grant for a one year Petplan pet health insurance policy to Grant County Sheriff's Office for comprehensive medical coverage of new illnesses and injuries for K-9 Riggs. K9 Riggs is now enrolled in Petplan Pet Insurance for the next year, in hopes that the Grant County Sheriff’s Office will be able to continue that coverage in the years to come. The National Police Dog Foundation is proud to grant funds and services that support law enforcement agencies, handlers and K9’s.