As part of the Lebanon Police Department’s effort to engage the community this summer, Senior Officer Greg Parthum has spent a great deal of time at the Lebanon Recreation and Parks’ Camp Kaleidoscope. Officer Parthum is building positive relationships with the campers and staff by actively participating in camp activities.
On Friday July 19, 2019, Officer Parthum organized a K9 demonstration with K9 Senior Officer Jeremy Perkins and his partner Blesk, along with K9 Officer Nicholas Alden and his partner Nitro. K9 officers defined the important role K9s play in drug and missing person investigations.
The K9s demonstrated their ability to identify the presence of drugs and to track individuals who might be attempting to flee, hide, or are simply lost. The K9s also demonstrated their quick reaction times and ability to bite without letting go. Campers learned the K9s respond to commands in foreign languages and were impressed the dogs immediately responded to the commands of their handlers.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello