Titusville Police Department Announces Names of Newest K9 Unit Members

By  //  July 15, 2017

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names selected from almost 3,000 submissions

ABOVE: K9 Officer Distler and Scooby, left, with K9 Officer Jennings and Chase. (Image for Space Coast Daily)

BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – It’s official…Scooby and Chase were the names selected from almost 3,000 submissions by community members for the Titusville Police Department’s newest additions to their K9 Unit.

The names for the 14-month old Belgian Malinois were revealed on July 14 at the Friday Nite Live Street Party Event in historic downtown Titusville.

“Our K9 team was overwhelmed with the amazing response from the citizens of Titusville,” said Lieutenant Chris Deloach.

“Scooby and Chase will soon be serving and protecting the community that helped name them.”

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Both K9 dogs are currently in a 640 hour training regimen with their handlers.

When their training concludes in August, the K9 teams will be certified for narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, handler protection, area and building searches, and tracking.

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