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Drug Sniffing Dogs at Trenton High School Part of Training Exercise, Routine Check

Officers and dogs also performed a demonstration for the emergency medical technician and criminal justices classes while at the high school.

Six dogs from six different law enforcement agencies in southeast Michigan performed a training exercise and routine check at Trenton High School Wednesday.

Officers lead drug sniffing dogs around the parking lot to check for drugs and/or drug paraphernalia by sniffing the exterior of vehicles.

Superintendent Rod Wakeham said the district routinely requests training exercises be performed at the high school as a preventative measure.

"We do it once or twice a year to make sure our buildings are safe and secure, and it allows local law enforcement to put their dogs through different types of situations for training," Wakeham said.

Deputy Chief Steve Voss of the Trenton Police Department said the dogs sniff the outside of a vehicle to find out if there are drugs inside.

"If a dog gets a hit it gives them (police) enough probable cause to get a search warrant," Voss said.

Voss added officers had not reported any drugs found in the parking lot at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Officers and dogs also performed a demonstration for the emergency medical technician and criminal justices classes while at the high school.

Nate Stemen (Editor) October 17, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Did you see the dogs sniffing around the parking lot at Trenton High School? What were your initial thoughts? -- NS
Kelly Grignon October 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM
My son and I were up at the track around 9. I heard the dogs first and thought it was my own that I had left by the fence but I soon realized it was a parking lot full of K9 officers. It was really neat to watch them work. These dogs are so highly responsive to their human counterpart, so well trained. It's a great way to keep the dogs alert and our schools drug free. It's reassuring to know they're taking a proactive approach.
Hingle McCringleberry October 24, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Yo it says no drugs were found in the parking lot? I heard otherwise from kids/parents who are now facing the consequences.

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