Law Enforcement Academy 2017
Canine Officer on Duty
High school students in the Law Enforcement Academy added a new term to their vocabulary as they watched a two-deputy, one-dog canine team in action on the lawn outside the College of Continuing Education. The term: “bite sleeve” as in “The brave deputy wearing the bite sleeve is Deputy Joe Gordon,” explained Shelly Hodgkins, a sergeant in the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, who led the 2017 academy at Sacramento State.
Canine officer Deputy James Galovich and his K-9 partner Ronin went through some training drills and demonstrated what could happen when a bad guy, played by Gordon, tries to get away. Hence, the bite sleeve.
By the way, Ronin answers to commands in English and German and his reward for a job well done is, what else, but a bone.