Meet the newest officer in training for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. Murphy is a 15 month old German Shepherd and just started training with Public Safety Officer Rieser.  He is originally from the country Hungary, and made a stop in Pennsylvania before coming to Kalamazoo. Murphy must complete six weeks of training for patrol. That includes tracking, narcotics detection, building searches, article searches, area searches and handler protection. 

The soon to be officer Murphy will also be used for demos for schools and community policing.

Even after completing the initial 6 weeks of training, it is standard for a K-9 officer to continue training through the life of their career.

Officer Reiser said his new partner is currently working on obedience training and looks forward to going on patrol.

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