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Police K9 gets new handler 

Officer Hackett latest Paso Robles Police Department K9 handler.

Officer Hackett has been selected as the latest Paso Robles Police Department K9 handler.

Paso Robles Police Officer Dan Hackett selected to be next K9 handler for Police K9 Ar-MexK9 paso robles

Paso Robles Police Department Officer Dan Hackett has been selected to be the next handler for police K9 Ar-Mex. Officer Hackett has been with the Paso Robles Police Department since 1997. During that time, he has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, motorcycle traffic enforcement, and SWAT. This will be Officer Hackett’s first K9.

The new team will travel to Menlo Park to Witmer-Tyson kennel for a one-month training program. The K9 training will afford Hackett the knowledge and skill to be able to work with Ar-Mex in a variety of ways. During the training program, he will learn how to utilize Ar-Mex while on patrol including for officer protection, suspect apprehension, searching, and tracking. More importantly, the team will learn how to work together and create the important bond that exists between the handler and his K9 partner.

K9 Ar-Mex is three years old and is from the Czech Republic. Ar-Mex began his career with the Paso Robles Police Department on November 11, 2013, and is now being re-trained with a different handler. Ar-Mex is trained in protection, tracking and searching, apprehension and narcotics detection.

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