Thursday, December 15, 2011
Officer Earl Campbell turned in his resignation today.
Officer Campbell's K-9 Partner Charlie had undergone a previous surgery in 2009 in which the scar tissue caused even more problems down the road. Charlie was taken out of service this year and the OCPD turned over ownership to Charlie to Officer Campbell in November.
In time, Charlie got to a point in which he was suffering quite badly and became paralyzed. Officer Campbell made attempts to convince the powers to be in Ocean City to front an additional $6,000.00 for another surgery in which Officer Campbell felt those powers to be took too long to give him an answer, so Officer Campbell reached into his own pocket to pay for the surgery.
Because of these delays, Officer Campbell turned in his resignation today with the OCPD. Charlie has had the surgery and is now recovering.
Folks, it's important to know that the Ocean City Police Department takes great pride in the health and well being of all of their animals. Their are channels and procedures in which cases like this, (in government) whereas instant decisions are almost impossible to make. There are some, (including me) people in which making a $6,000.00 decision for an animal, (as much as I love animals) would be made to put the animal down, especially if it is suffering and or there's even a chance it could further suffer down the road.
In my honest opinion, Charlie has already been through one surgery in which we are now seeing the long term results of such. I can, (however) completely understand and respect Officer Campbell's decision to follow through with such a surgery and my hat is certainly tipped to him for fronting the expense of doing so.
In this case, Officer Campbell felt that certain powers to be didn't respond quickly enough and as a result of such he has resigned. Because this is a personnel issue, the OCPD cannot comment at this time. However, I want it known that I personally know several of the people involved with the OCPD animals and while I do not want to speak on their behalf, I will say these are what I call, "Good People" and animal lovers. There are two sides to every story and in this case I am the recipient of only one side.
Not that long ago, (I believe this past summer) we did an article on another K-9 from the OCPD having to be put down because of a sudden illness. The Officer is still with the OCPD. What many do not recognize is that these animals are not just expensive right out of the gate, there's no guarantee their health will remain good until retirement age. In the mean time, Officers become extremely close to these animals and its only fitting that emotions come into play in situations such as Officer Campbell's case.
We wish Officer Campbell a healthy retirement along with our best hopes and wishes in Charlie's recovery and future. This Team, Campbell and Charlie will certainly be missed by the citizens of Ocean City and we thank them for their service.
In closing, Officer Campbell told me, "It cost $6,170 but worth every single penny!!!!!!" He went on to say he was getting out of the law enforcement profession all together.
Originally Posted on 12-8-11. Due to popular requests we have chosen to bring this Post back up again.
I saw the daily times article and it pisses me off. First off, I never once said “Shortly after resigning, Campbell told his story to a local blogger, who reported -- wrongly, he says -- he had tried to convince the town to pay for the surgery. The post was met with anonymous reader comments that disenchanted him. Some were supportive, but many others levied accusations and criticism at Campbell, the OCPD, DiPino, Kirkpatrick and others.
"Going to (the blog) was probably the worst thing I ever did," Campbell said.
What I said was I sent the second article to clear up the misunderstanding in the first article. Meaning I gave you the letter of ownership to show and correct that I never asked for money. I even mentioned that numerous times on your blog.
Just wanted to clear that up. Im not sure if the reporter misunderstood me or what but I never said that in that reference!!!!
Earl Campbell Sends Message To Reporter On Facebook.
"Scott im very diappointed that you put in the daily times that putting the article on the blog was a mistake. It saddens me that because of a difference of opinion between you and Albero that you would place that in the paper. Placing that article in the blog was my best option to give guys an oppurtunity to know the facts and give thheir opinion. In the future, please dont make it seem as though im sorry for putting it in there. Im not sure if there was a misunderstanding or what but im not sorry for using the blog nor am i sorry for using the daily times."
Tarnished Blue, The Inside Story of The Ocean City Police Depart
CNN PRODUCER NOTE
Idyllic Ocean City Maryland, the island by the sea…Now a town with their police Chief in Peril. Chief Dipino, leader of the Ocean City Police Department may have finally encountered a storm she cannot weather.
Allegations of sexual misconduct by supervisors, inappropriate comments by supervisors about child sexual abuse, police report cover-ups and corrections, inappropriate allocation of police manpower used for personal gain, at least one officer alleged to have curried sexual favors from a victim of domestic violence after he met her when he responded to the call for help.
Serious allegations, not your typical small time, sea side village experience. Officers are coming forward, sharing their stories, affairs on duty, bullying an intimidation by a Lieutenant that refers to himself as a “tyrant” in his email signature.
Even parties amongst cops where an officer dressed as a priest with the cut out of a child attached at the crotch simulating the priest receiving oral sex from a child. All by cops, in the presence of others cops, especially disturbing considering one of their officers is serving time for sex crimes on a child and a second is potentially facing similar charges.
What happened to the Ocean City I used to know?
The Chief and her inner circle have turned a blind eye to these abuses for years. Officers state that they made command staff aware of the situation and no action was taken to address the problem.
The nail in the coffin was the resignation of two officers, one over the inhumane treatment of his k-9 partner, the other resigned based on the deplorable conditions he encountered as a mounted officer. These two officer state they made attempts to correct the situation, to help the animals, but command staff ignored their requests and the animals were forced to suffer. Both officers left the force and now other officer are coming out with their stories.
A local news blog, a major source of information on the eastern shore of MD was the first to break the story. www.sbynews.com, owned by Joe Albero took the information and posted it, from there the story exploded.
So far there are over 200 comments and counting, news media has been contacting the principles of the story. Officers under gag order are posting with three of their ID numbers blacked out; it’s been an amazing three days!
To read the story and see the comments, go to http://sbynews.blogspot.com/2011/12/ocean-city-k-9-officer-resigned-today.html
The comments are very insightful, with great a deal of detail.
New Posts to fall below.
Simply put: if a bird relieves itself in your food while you're dining outside, should the restaurant comp your meal?
The boy's story became an issue when gay activist organizations made public statements condemning the school's actions, claiming school officials violated the boy's rights and put him in danger.
Last week we told you about Daniel, the rescued cat who was returning the favor by helping his owner save her Milwakuee animal shelter. Amy Rowell was touring an animal control center when Daniel caught her eye by holding up a paw with two extra toes.
C.C. CARD NUMBER: 11-54-008668
LOCATION: Rt. 50 @ East Side Road, Parsonsburg, Wicomico County, MD.
On the above date and time, Trooper’s from the Maryland State Police Salisbury Barrack initiated a traffic stop on a 2000 Mercury Sable for a traffic violation. Through investigation, trooper’s learned that the suspect was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Courtney Rene Creasy was arrested and transported to the Wicomico County Detention Center to go before a district court commissioner.
1. Courtney Rene Creasy, W/F age 19 of Salisbury, Maryland
The suspect was charged with: Possession of C.D.S. marijuana. Possession of C.D.S. paraphernalia.
Twenty-five-year-old Brandon Bishop pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated assault for a series of assaults between March and May.
I wish to make a comment to some businesses out there, we have many good businesses and kind people in this area, we have a lot to be gratefull for as a whole. But there are a few it seems only think about the $ and not so much on the service. In Church this am we were listening to an elderly lady state that their heat went out on Sunday. She stated that they have only had this oil furnace a year or two at the very most, they called for service. The company Is Austin Cox the gentleman that came out told them upfront that they would be expected to pay for the service promptly when completed that day. The problem the repairman found was some loose wires! Now the furnace is in their basement and they have no children or pets in their home, so why would wires come loose on a furnace so new, and why were they slapped with a bill due at the time Sunday of $244 and told if they did not pay right away there would be no service. Not being a professional in this field I would as did this couple question why would the wires have come undone. And they just had their tank filled up nov 30th why would it not be checked when filled, and these people are under contract for service from this company, at least as of today still. Is this a normal fee for such a small service, and the demand for payment immediately due the way things are done. Please enlighten us all. I know the company we have delt with since the 1970's doesn't due business this way, and if you sign a slip can't they bill you or add to your next monthly bill,no one understands senior citizens are not sitting around with a cash cow in their basement?
Some companies if they do not develope good business sense and a care for their clients maybe facing hard times themselves in the near future. If you have a good paying client that is no trouble and loyal be thankful and show it.
Have you ever had someone come up to you and say this:
Oh you're a cop? That's cool. I wanted to do that when I was a kid. What do you make?
Written by some talented cop somewhere, here is an answer that I thought I would share.
WHAT DO I MAKE??
I make it possible to keep back the chaos every day.
I make 5 minutes seem like a lifetime when I am fighting a suspect while waiting for back up.
I make going to work for your family's safety a duty that I will die for.
I make myself work holidays, nights, during hurricanes, riots, terrorist attacks and other disasters...... a standard day while you complain about your 9-5 in your air conditioned office.
I make the fact that I may not get to eat, or get a break or cannot use the restroom when I need to, part of my job.
I make running towards the gunfire and bad guys, so that you remain safe, an automatic reaction.
I make getting shot at, stabbed, spit on, punched and kicked at work, an expected part of my day.
I make working for people, who most often dislike me, swear at me, and complain about everything I do or do not do.
I make working 12 hour shifts until 6 AM, my day at the office, so you and your family can sleep safely, a way of life.
Today I might make the ultimate sacrifice to save your life.
I make a difference, WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
During this Christmas season, I give thanks to all my fellow law enforcement officers regardless of their rank, title, department, or agency for the job you do, or have done in these ever increasingly difficult times
Todd Spitler, an Air Force spokesman at the Pentagon, said Thursday that the group is from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and they were attending training at Fort Lee, Va.
(written by kids)
1. HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?
--You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
-- Alan, age 10
--No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with.
-- Kristen, age 10
2. WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE TO GET MARRIED?
--Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
-- Camille, age 10
3. HOW CAN A STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE MARRIED?
--You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.
-- Derrick, age 8
4. WHAT DO YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN COMMON?
--Both don't want any more kids. -- Lori, age 8
5. WHAT DO MOST PEOPLE DO ON A DATE?
--Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough.
-- Lynnette, age 8
--On the first date, they just tell each other lies and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date.
-- Martin, age 10
6. WHEN IS IT OKAY TO KISS SOMEONE?
--When they're rich.
-- Pam, age 7
--The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that.
-- Curt, age 7
--The rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do.
-- Howard, age 8
7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR MARRIED?
--It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child )
8. HOW WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE DIDN'T GET MARRIED?
--There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?
-- Kelvin, age 8
And the #1 Favorite is...
9. HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE WORK?
--Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck.
-- Ricky, age 10
DATE & TIME:Sunday December 11, 2011 @ 1733 hours
INCIDENT:Possession of Marijuana / Peace Order Violation
LOCATION:500 Block of Hayward Avenue
PERSON(s) CHARGED: Kenneth Watson
ADDRESS: Pocomoke City, Maryland
CHARGES:Possession of Marijuana
Malicious Destruction of Property
Violation of a Peace Order
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC
SYNOPSIS:On the above date and time Fruitland Officers responded for a disorderly subject in the 500 block of Hayward Avenue who was also reported to be in violation of a Peace Order. Upon arrival, officers learned that the defendant had entered onto the property, in violation of a Peace Order, and while doing so damaged property belonging to the victim. Officers confirmed the order and placed the defendant under arrest. Incident to his arrest, the defendant was found to be in possession of suspected Marijuana and a smoking device. The defendant was transported to WCDC without incident.
DATE & TIME Sunday December 11, 2011 @ 1212 hours
INCIDENT: Possession of Marijuana / Warrant
LOCATION: N. Fruitland Blvd @ Hayward Avenue
PERSON(s) CHARGED:Sean Kable / William Vincent
AGE(s): 25 / 21
Address:Princess Anne and Mardela Springs, Maryland
CHARGES:Possession of Marijuana
Possession of CDS Paraphernalia
DISPOSITION: Released to custody of Central Booking at WCDC
SYNOPSIS:On the above date and time a Fruitland officer initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle, in which Vincent was the driver and Kable was a passenger. The officer believed the defendants were behaving in a very suspicious manner and requested assistance from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s
K-9 unit. Upon arrival of the K-9 unit, a scan was conducted resulting in a positive alert by the Narcotics K-9. A probable cause search was conducted and both defendants were found to be in possession of suspected Marijuana. During the traffic stop it was learned that Kable was wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant through Princess Anne PD. Both defendants were placed under arrest and transported to WCDC without incident.
DECEMBER 19, 2011
SPECIAL MEETING 1:30 p.m.
Government Office Building
1:30 p.m. CALL TO ORDER
1:31 p.m. WELCOME/ANNOUNCEMENTS
1:33 p.m. ADOPTION OF LEGISLATIVE AGENDA
1:35 p.m. ORDINANCES – presented by City Attorney Paul Wilber
Ordinance No. 2182 - 2nd reading - approving an amendment of the FY12 Water and Sewer Fund Budget
Ordinance No. 2183 - 2nd reading - approving an amendment of the FY12 Fire Department Budget to accept insurance funds associated with repairing damage to the roof and infrastructure of Fire Station #2
1:40 p.m. ADJOURNMENT
Happy Birthday, Bill [of Rights]: Obama Breaks Promise To Veto Bill Allowing Indefinite Detention of Americans
If Being Totally, Disastrously Wrong Were a Virtue, Bernanke and His Fed Mates Should Be Sainted
Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds 12/14/2011
Ben Bernanke and his Fed mates’ secret letterhead: “destroying capitalism from within.”
After four years of disastrously wrong policies, let’s declare stubborn, hubris-soaked wrongheadedness a virtue and saint Ben Bernanke and his Federal Reserve mates. If we had to distill down the Fed Chairman and the Federal Reserve’s policies since the wheels came off the Fed’s “shadow banking” system of fraud, collusion, embezzlement and free-floating leverage, we’d have to start with a systems-analysis perspective.
Any system which separates risk from results (gain/loss) is doomed to implode, as the lack of feedback from the real world (also known as consequences) enables the self-reinforcing feedback known as “moral hazard”: losses by those who took the risk to reap a gain are made good by those who did not take the risk and who do not stand to gain from the risk they are covering.
In this case, the mortgage origination and packaging “industry” and the investment banks’ origination and marketing of fraudulent-from-inception derivatives “industry” took the risks to reap outsized gains from the financialization of mortgages and other debt instruments via leverage, commodifying debt and arcane derivatives, all of which were sold as “low-risk.”
Capitalism’s primary characteristic is that capital is put at risk for a gain/loss. If risk is off-loaded onto the Fed’s bottomless balance sheet and the taxpayer via government-funded bailouts and guarantees, then capital is not actually at risk. Thus what we have isn’t capitalism, but cartel crony-capitalism, a phony version of the real thing which guarantees private banking profits and socializes banking losses.
In announcing the state's settlement with Exelon at a news conference at the State House, O'Malley addressed his administration's approach in its negotiations with the Chicago company. Under the settlement, Exelon agreed to develop 300 megawatts of new generation in Maryland, with half of that amount to be renewable resources, such as solar and wind. The $100 credit provided by Exelon and Constellation was unchanged under the settlement.
Well, this comment shows, among other things, a profound misunderstanding of both capitalism and socialism. In the former system there is no prohibition of pockets of communitarian associations, kibbutzes, communes, cooperatives and so forth. This is a point made emphatically by one of the 20th century's foremost philosophical defenders of capitalism – or, as he put it, "capitalist acts between consenting adults" – the late professor Robert Nozick, in his famous book, Anarchy, State, and Utopia (Basic Books, 1973).
Nozick pointed out that in the libertarian system he presented in his book there is every chance to experiment with a great variety of human associations – he called the "utopias" – provided these do not sanction the coercion of some people by others. And since the kind of associations that "worker-owned companies" need by no stretch of the imagination involve any kind of coercion, they are entirely compatible with capitalism wherein the major element is freedom of association, not the pursuit of any particular goal (including profit).
Dear Dr. G.,
I'm confused. My 17 year old daughter insists that all of her friends are allowed to go to coed sleepovers and frankly someparents do allow such sleepovers. I don't know if I'm being an old-fashioned fuddy-duddy by my position on this issue. I feel that nothing good can happen when you mix a group of teens who are probably up all night and have access to each other both emotionally and physically while the parents are probably asleep. And things probably don't get any better when you add alcohol to this mix. I'm not saying that my daughter and her friends are all a group of drunk and sex-crazed lunatics but why create opportunities that might encourage sex, drugs, and who knows what else? Please advise as I don't want my daughter to be mad at me but I also don't want to approve of something that feels very wrong to me.
A Mama Bear Trying to Protect her Cub
· Dr. Brent Fox’s office, 443-736-3755: Patients should call to request their medical records be released to alternative providers.
· Primary care provider: Primary care providers may make decisions to see, treat or refer individuals for pain management needs on a case by case basis. The Lower Shore counties are designated as underserved for primary care, so patients may experience waiting periods to obtain appointments. Physicians will expect to receive medical records prior to making treatment or referral decisions.
· Local health departments: Health departments will assist Medicaid enrollees in care coordination and complaint resolution. Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester county health departments also have addiction treatment programs. Please call Somerset at 443-523-1700, Wicomico at 410-749-1244, or Worcester at 410-632-1100 to find out more.
· Health Choice enrollees and Medicaid clients may call the HealthChoice Enrollee Action Line (HEAL) at 1-800-284-4510.
· Health insurance companies: Patients should be familiar with the referral rules and requirements of their insurance plans. Call the insurance company directly for assistance in finding an available pain management provider.
Mike's Tech Service
Perhaps Americans will – likewise too late – ask themselves What Happened in the very near future. Perhaps just after the midnight knock comes and they are taken away into the night.
It is not an exaggeration.
America is now on the cusp of becoming a state that does exactly such things; things exactly like the things done by 20th century horror shows such as NS Germany or Stalin’s USSR. Literally. Not “this is where it might lead” or “the tendency is similar.” Exactly, literally, the same thing. The only difference is that it awaits being done on a mass scale. But the power to do it openly – brazenly – has been asserted.
And is about to be sanctified by law.
It has come to my attention this e-mail account may have been hacked again. You may have received a message stating Senator Colburn is stranded in London and needs funds to get home. Please be assured the Senator is not in London, he is here on the Shore working hard. Please DO NOT respond to the e-mail you received, it is a scam.
I apologize for any confusion or alarm this may have caused.
Best wishes to you and your family this Holiday Season.
Publisher's Notes: Sent in by a reader.
Public employee unions, nonprofit groups and education advocates have been huddling in recent weeks to organize support for what they call “a balanced approach” to the continuing fiscal mess facing Maryland.
I'll tell you what, just to make it simple, YOU do the math. Total cost to do the project is $75.3 million. Wicomico County Taxpayers will be responsible for $42.8 million of that cost.
You tell me, is that 96% coming from the state?????
You cannot trust or believe the Daily Times any more. The state will be paying for bricks and mortar. Misleading the taxpayers is in my opinion is a gross misrepresentation of what they claim to be.
The Daily Times continues to go after me as a Blogger, claiming we do not get facts and that couldn't be further from the truth. The above example is exactly why we are sick and tired of the crap they spew to the public.
They created a ton of phone calls and messages to the County yesterday, people outraged at the County Council for NOT moving forward with the project, since the state is paying 96%.
We will provide far more details but you can expect, (now) a retraction from the Daily Times now that they have been exposed in a much larger audience. Don't believe what they say for a second. It is not true and they need to own up to this massive lie.
Area lawmaker wants Maryland transportation secretary out
Federal prosecutors say 70-year-old Kermit Gosnell wrote thousands of prescriptions for painkillers and sedatives for no legitimate medical purpose. Seven members of Gosnell's staff were also charged Wednesday in the drug-conspiracy case.
Salisbury's newest heavy duty towing and recovery wrecker
Staying with the times Simpson's Towing has a added a new state of the Art towing machine. The truck is out fitted with a rotating boom able to lift the heaviest loads blocking the highways. The truck also has 5 winches to lift that tractor trailer blocking Route 13!
The boom rotates 360 degrees continuous, able to work off the side of the wrecker to pull trucks from the ditches, not having to close the highway by doing this.
Simpson's Towing is the only company in Salisbury to have not 1 but 2 now.
Ah, there we go. Verizon is finally rolling out the Galaxy Nexus Android smartphone—it’ll be available for $300 with a two-year contract today. The phone sports a 4G LTE connection, a 4.65-inch high-definition screen, and the latest version of the Android operating system (called Ice Cream Sandwich).
Fifty-year-old Delegate Anthony O'Donnell announced his candidacy on Wednesday.
O'Donnell says politicians in Washington have lost touch by spending too much money without thinking of the consequences to citizens. In a video announcement kicking off his candidacy, O'Donnell says it's time for the government to make sacrifices and reduce spending.
Simone Manigo-Truell dos Santos says she was at the Henry Daly Building in Northwest on Nov. 30 for a traffic ticket hearing with her 4 1/2-month-old son, Samuel.
Dos Santos says her son was hungry, so she went into a corridor empty of chairs, sat down on the floor and began to breast-feed him.
"I put on a pre-fold cloth diaper over my breast to shield my breast, and I had on my blouse, and a leather jacket, and a puffy jacket on top of that, and I began to nurse," dos Santos says.
KOLKATA, India – A tainted batch of bootleg liquor killed 102 people and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.
Day laborers and other poor workers began falling ill late Tuesday after drinking the brew that was laced with the toxic methanol around the village of Sangrampur, about 20 miles south of Kolkata, according to district magistrate Narayan Swarup Nigam.
Police say Theresa Douglas, a Prince George's County Public Schools bus driver, had an ongoing disagreement with a co-worker and recently tried to get a protective order against the co-worker, but a judge dismissed it.
Early Wednesday, Douglas, 40, reported for work at a school bus lot in Accokeek, in the 1700 block of Accokeek Road. Around 5:40 a.m., Douglas got into the driver's seat of a bus.
INGRAM HIRD SENTENCED TO 12 YEARS, 10 MANDATORY WITHOUT PAROLE, FOR POSSESSION W/INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE
The State’s Attorney’s Office filed for enhanced penalties against Hird because he was convicted in 2004 of possession with intent to distribute narcotics. Hird was found to be a subsequent offender by the Wicomico County Circuit Court and was sentenced to 12 years in the Division of Corrections, with the first 10 years to be served as a mandatory minimum penalty, without the possibility of parole.
Wicomico County State’s Attorney Matthew A. Maciarello commended the Wicomico County Sherriff’s Department, Maryland State Apprehension Team, and the Maryland State Police for their excellent teamwork in the investigation and prosecution of this case. Mr. Maciarello also thanked the citizens of Wicomico County who sat on the jury and Safe Streets Prosecutor, Richard J. Brueckner Jr., who prosecuted this case.
It’s like the icing on the cake—after you score a killer deal or find that perfect present online… free shipping! Retailers have caught on to our passion for NOT paying for shipping and this year more than two thousand are coming together to offer FREE SHIPPING DAY.
That’s right, this Friday December 16th is the fourth annual Free Shipping Day. The consumer friendly holiday was created by Luke and Maisie Knowles, a pair of savvy-shopping spouses. They started the retail phenomenon is 2008 by getting hundreds of merchants to kick in free shipping with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
Sysco, Kacy, Blitz, and Ares will graduate and remain working for the Maryland State Police at barracks across the state. Two Bloodhounds, both named Bella, will graduate and work for two allied police agencies. Both the Prince George’s County Police Department and the Baltimore County Police Department will welcome the new Bloodhounds upon graduation.
Two K-9 handlers and their respective dogs, Sysco and Kacy, will graduate after completing fourteen weeks of rigorous training in Narcotic Detection School. Two K-9 handlers and their dogs, Blitz and Ares will graduate after completing sixteen weeks of Explosive Detection School. And the two K-9 handlers, trained for the allied police departments, will graduate their Bloodhounds after ten weeks of Bloodhound School.
Sysco will be assigned to the Princess Anne Barrack. Kacy and Ares will be assigned to the Frederick Barrack. Blitz will be assigned to the Rockville Barrack.
The Maryland State Police K-9 Unit celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. Since 1961, K-9’s have assisted law enforcement in drug detection, search and rescue missions, and in the apprehension of suspected criminals. Currently, there are 33 handlers and 41 K-9’s assigned to the Maryland State Police throughout the state.
WHAT: K-9 GRADUATION & HANDLER PINNING
WHEN: FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2011 AT 10:00 A.M.
WHERE: MARYLAND STATE POLICE ACADEMY
MPCTC (MARYLAND POLICE AND CORRECTIONAL
6852 4TH STREET, SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
“Don’t Be Fooled”: The Indefinite Detention Bill DOES Apply to American Citizens