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New K9 team added to ISP Bremen post

The Indiana State Police Bremen Post has added another K9 team to the district.

Senior Trooper David Caswell and his K-9 partner Chase recently graduated from a 14 week academy certifying them through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWADA).    

The Bremen post now has three K-9 teams.

At a ceremony on January 15, four K-9 teams were added to the department, bringing the total number of K9 teams statewide to 40.

Trooper Caswell and Chase had to wait a few more months before they could hit the street. Chase was injured during his training and had to recover before completing his final certifications.

Trooper Caswell, a 14 year veteran of the state police and his K-9 partner Chase, completed the required 500 hours of training in narcotic searches, aggression control, building searches, tracking, article searches, and obedience in April. 

Chase is also now certified in the detection of narcotic odors related to methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin.

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