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NHCSO has only certified police K-9 trainer in southeastern NC

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A sergeant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is now the only certified police K-9 trainer in southeastern North Carolina. (Source: NHCSO) A sergeant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is now the only certified police K-9 trainer in southeastern North Carolina. (Source: NHCSO)
Sgt. J.S. Croom achieved the certification after completing a 10-week, 400-hour training course by Police Service Dogs Inc. (Source: NHCSO) Sgt. J.S. Croom achieved the certification after completing a 10-week, 400-hour training course by Police Service Dogs Inc. (Source: NHCSO)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – A sergeant with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is now the only certified police K-9 trainer in southeastern North Carolina.

Sgt. J.S. Croom achieved the certification after completing a 10-week, 400-hour training course by Police Service Dogs Inc.

The certification brings training techniques that enforce a reward system in training the K-9s versus the corrective method used in the past.

According to the sheriff's office, having a certified trainer in the office allows for more effective training, cost savings, and the ability to train with other agencies.

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