New K-9 joins Sylvester PD - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New K-9 joins Sylvester PD

Griffith spends time with newest addition to the dept. Griffith spends time with newest addition to the dept.
Handler Kevin Griffith says Bieko is fully trained Handler Kevin Griffith says Bieko is fully trained
SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) -

The Sylvester police department is welcoming their newest officer to the staff.

A new police dog joined the narcotics department 2 months ago after their long time police dog retired.

2-year-old German Sheppard, Bieko was shipped in from Holland and is fully trained to seek and find some of the area's worst drugs.

But the narcotics department says he is qualified to do much more.

"He's jammed up on narcotics but he is also used for tracking. If we have a criminal that runs from us, he can also track the criminal to where he went," says his handler Kevin Griffith.

The department paid $8,500 for Bieko; an investment the department says is well worth the price.

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DOCO students prepare for state testing

    DOCO students prepare for state testing

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:14:05 GMT
    Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)Students begin state testing Monday. (Source: WALB)

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>

    Students in Dougherty County are resting their brains Sunday night as they prepare for state testing.  On Monday, all students, grades three through twelve will begin Georgia Milestones testing. 

    More >>
  • Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Volunteer creates new tree debris design

    Sunday, April 23 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-23 21:04:54 GMT
    Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)Tom Gieryic is working on a new design for the scrap trees. (Source: WALB)

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>

    After creating hundreds of crosses from tree debris, one volunteer is getting even more creative here in Albany. Tom Gieryic is working on a new, intricate design for the scrap trees.  

    More >>
  • Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Tift Community Market faces struggles after January storm

    Sunday, April 23 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-04-23 20:58:55 GMT
    Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)Tift Community Market runs Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Source: WALB)

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>

    An Albany market is still hurting after the January Storms destroyed it's home base.  Tift Community Market opened for the season in March, but in a new location.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly