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Two new SCMPD K-9 achieve certification

K-9 Flash points out contraband for APO Chris Tucker in USPA review. (Source: SCMPD) K-9 Flash points out contraband for APO Chris Tucker in USPA review. (Source: SCMPD)
APO Mike Drayton preps K-9 Ivan to run obstacle course in USPA review. (Source: SCMPD) APO Mike Drayton preps K-9 Ivan to run obstacle course in USPA review. (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Two of the newest K-9 officers with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. are now certified to perform all duties after being reviewed by the U.S. Police Canine Association.

Two Belgian Malinois, which joined the SCMPD canine division in March, were certified were certified as police K-9s on Thursday.

K-9 Flash, was trained and handled by APO Chris Tucker, and K-9 Ivan was trained and handled by APO Mike Drayton.

The two dogs could not be used in all situations until they were certified, according to SCMPD. The police department's K-9 teams now totals five.

This was the first time the training was handled in-house by department trainer Will Fernandez, according to police.

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