On February 15, 2019, K9 Officer Nicholas Alden and partner K9 Nitro graduated the 42nd Drug Detection Course through the Vermont Police Canine Academy. K9 Nitro is now able to detect the odors of Heroin, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Ecstasy.
On February 20, 2019, K9 Nitro’s first day of patrol after completing training, he successfully alerted on a vehicle during a search warrant and found three grams of suspected Methamphetamine.
Officer Alden and K9 Nitro will start Canine Academy Patrol School in July.
Authorized by: Chief Richard R. Mello