K9 Unit a specialized branch of the Hemet Police Department

Dedicated Duke sets high bar for human colleagues cityofhemet.orgThe teamwork between a selected canine program team member and the K9 is crucial to success of various police operations. ■ By Taj Shorter / Reporter The K-9 unit is a dedicated branch of the Hemet Police Department. Specific duties performed by K9 officers and police dogs on a regular basis include discovering illicit drugs, explosives, chemicals and other illegal substances, finding and rescuing individuals that are missing or have been kidnapped, and tracking and apprehending fugitives fleeing from the law. Recently, one of Hemet’s finest, K-9 “Duke” assisted in an officer involved shooting on May 27 in Hemet. Out of discipline to

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