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Police K-9

Sarasota Police Department Welcomes new K-9

| Suncoast Post Staff |
Police K-9

The Sarasota Police Department has welcomed a new K-9. Handler Officer Paul Gagnon and K-9 Kodak completed 640 hours of initial training. Their training included patrol work, tracking, building searches, area searches, article searches, and apprehension.

K-9 Kodak turns two years old today, February 8. He was born in the Czech Republic in 2021 and is a German Shepherd dog. Officer Gagnon joined the Sarasota Police Department K-9 Unit in 2021 and is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) as a K-9 handler.

K-9 Kodak enjoys taking long walks on the beach and tracking bad guys at work. He enjoys playing ball and chewing on things that should not be chewed on when he’s off duty.

The Sarasota Police Department currently has four dogs and four handlers. Video of K-9 Kodak and an interview with Officer Gagnon below.

Sarasota Police Department

The Sarasota Police Department utilizes a proactive, intelligence-led law enforcement strategy to prevent and reduce crime. Our mission: Professional, dedicated police service in partnership with our community. For more information about the agency, visit Sarasota PD.

Photo Courtesy of Sarasota Police Department

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