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Submitted Photo Patrol Officer Nate Miller and K9 Broder of the MHA Division of Drug Enforcement K9 Teams placed first in the Residential Narcotics Event held during the 23rd Annual Olympics American K9 working dogs in Denver, Ind.

NEW TOWN – Two of the Drug Enforcement Division MHA (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara) K9 teams placed highly at the 23rd Annual U.S. K9 Working Dog Olympics held from May 21-26. August at the Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana.

MHA teams have been invited to join K9 teams from various law enforcement and public safety agencies in the United States and around the world to participate in the following patrol and/or detection events as part of the Olympics K9. K9 handlers have also participated in various training seminars and certification trials.

K9 Patrol Events included Area Search, Building Search, Control, Hogans Alley, Obedience, Tracking, and Obstacle Course. K9 detection events were Building, Baggage, Open Area, Road Clearance, Jamming, Exterior Vehicle, Interior Vehicle, Warehouse, and Residential detection.

Out of 150 K9 teams competing, MHA Drug Enforcement Patrol Officer Nate Miller and K9 Broder placed first in the residential narcotics event. Patrol Constable Britney Larvie and K-9 Riki placed second in the outdoor narcotics vehicle event.

Other MHA Drug Enforcement K9 Patrol units that participated in multiple events this year were Patrol Constable Coby Janis with K9 Metin, Patrol Constable Joshua Pastir with K9 Zorro, and Patrol Constable Joseph Larvie Jr. .with K9 Roxo.

Submitted photo patrol officer Britney Larvie and K-9 Riki, of the MHA Division of Drug Enforcement K9 teams, placed second in the outdoor narcotics vehicle event held at the 23rd Games Annual U.S. K9 Working Dog Olympics in Denver, Ind.

This is the second year of competition at the K9 Olympics for the MHA Drug Enforcement K9 teams. In 2021 Patrol Agent Pastir with K9 Zorro placed second in the narcotics building search event.

MHA Assistant Drug Enforcement Chief Jeff White, as a K9 trainer, was invited as a judge for the explosive detection events. White has been an event judge at the K9 Olympics for the past three years.

“Highly trained law enforcement dogs are instrumental in apprehending suspects, locating missing persons through tracking, detecting narcotics and detecting other potentially harmful devices and substances. Our patrol officers are dedicated to training with their dogs consistently and developing their skills as a team. All of our K9 teams have done an outstanding job and are a credit to the Mandan Hidatsa Arikara Nation,” said White.



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