Department of Corrections bring K9 Unit to Campus for Demonstration

Department of Corrections bring K9 Unit to Campus for Demonstration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 27, 2019
Contact: Jason Hogue, Director of Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429

Peru, Nebraska – Officers from the Nebraska Department of Corrections visited campus on September 25 to showcase three of their specially trained K-9 units. The presentation was done in conjunction with the criminal justice honor society, Kappa Omicron Rho, and featured a Q&A and live demonstration. The event was held in T.J. Majors and was open to the wider Peru State community.

The event was overseen by handler, Sergeant Lee Tinkler, who explained that the dogs are trained in tracking narcotics, including drugs and alcohol. The dogs are rescue animals who had been with the department for several years, Tinkler’s own dog, Kaylee, was twelve years old and preparing to retire.

Sergeant Lee Tinkler with K9, Kaylee

Danny Hayes (left) and Sergeant Lee Tinkler with K-9 Units Kaylee (left) and Jax (right).

Sergeant Lee Tinkler said, “I do this job, because it keeps people safe, it keeps the inmates safe, keeps the staff safe, and it keeps the public safe.” 

For more information about ACJA / LAE at Peru State, contact Danny Hayes at dhayes@peru.edu or Dr. Amber Mahan at amahan@peru.edu.

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Quentin Victor contributed to this release.