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Good Boy! K-9 officer takes 2nd place at narcotics competition

Posted: 2:47 PM, Mar 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-03-11 15:47:59-04

One officer in St. Landry Parish is a “very good boy,” after placing 2nd out of 42 teams in the statewide narcotics competition.

On Friday, March 1, 2019, St. Landry Parish K-9 partner “DINO” participated in the statewide narcotics competition sponsored by Dixon Correctional Institution and co-hosted by Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

K-9 teams from several different agencies around the state participated in this year’s event. K-9 Dino and his handler Captain Lance Guidroz placed 2nd overall in the competition.

This type of competition showcases K-9 ability and handler skill as well and the working relationship the team has for each other. The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office says that numerous hours of training and care go into these high valued tools to fight the drug crime in the parish.

K-9 “DINO” is trained in narcotics detection, article searches, tracking and trailing, apprehension and building searches.

Recently the team was used to locate over 80 pounds of marijuana.

Courtesy of St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office