Naperville Police Department Bloodhound Team Find Hit and Run Suspect
Naperville, IL – Jan. 21, 2019
Scent Discriminate bloodhound, Jill, and her handler Officer Mike Buckley of the Naperville Police Department were called to assist the Illinois State Police on a hit and run possible DUI offender on 1/21/19 at 2 AM. The offender had fled the crash scene on foot and blood was located at the scene as well as on the door handle of a local hotel and on the ground in the area of the hotel. The weather was 5 degrees and snowing with 15 mph winds blowing southwest. Officer Buckley collected scent from the driver’s seat using collection techniques acquired in his Scent Evidence K9 Training Certification. K-9 Jill trailed through 75% hard surface large parking lots and an outdoor mall to locate the offender 1.1 miles away, hiding in the foyer of an apartment building bleeding. The subject was arrested and transported to a hospital for medical treatment. Congrats to Officer Buckley, K-9 Jill and The Naperville PD for their commitment to creating a safer community.
The Naperville Police Department added scent discriminate bloodhound Jill to their K-9 Unit in October 2017. Officer Buckley received his handler and scent collection training certification when Scent Evidence K9 opened their new 1200-acre Training Headquarters in Bolivar, TN. Within 12 hours of returning from the training program, the newly formed bloodhound team responded to a robbery call where Officer Buckley put his training to work and used the results to locate the suspects. Read more here…
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