Sheriff’s Office Introduces New K9 Deputy
Press Release – 05-04-16
The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is proud to introduce our newest sheriff’s deputy, K9 Kaiser. Kaiser is a 21 month old German Shepherd who has been trained in narcotics detection. Kaiser and his handler, Sergeant Scott Hines, spent several weeks in Texas last month training together as a team to help fight the war on illegal drugs in Camden County. Kaiser will work with Sergeant Hines in searching for narcotics in our local schools, on search warrants, and assist the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division when needed.
Kaiser was adopted from Universal K-9, a company in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in training shelter dogs for police work. Due to budget cuts, the sheriff’s office did not have the necessary funds allotted to pay for a police dog and the necessary handler training, which can sometimes run upwards of $15,000.00 or more. Universal K-9’s program allows agencies to have a working police dog without having to spend that kind of money. Several larger private donations and a fundraising campaign conducted in March and April allowed the sheriff’s office to adopt Kaiser without having to reallocate funds from an already stretched budget.
“Without the support of our community, we would not have been able to get this project done. I am very grateful to the citizens of Camden County who helped us adopt Kaiser and I look forward to working with him for many years to help our community.” – Sergeant Scott Hines
“Kaiser will be a welcome addition to our department and we have already seen him becoming friends with the other deputies he has met. I know this will translate to a great working relationship for our community.” – Sheriff Dwight Franklin