Sarasota Police Department Welcomes Two New K-9 Teams

Francesco Abbruzzino, The Uncensored Report, LLC

 

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The Sarasota Police Department has welcomed two new K-9s (photos attached).  K-9 Bruin and K-9 Brody recently completed more than 600 hours of training and are both currently assigned to the Sarasota Police Department Patrol Division.

 

K-9 Brody is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix from Hungary and was born in April 2020.  K-9 Brody and his handler, Officer Jacob Nelson, completed 640 hours of intense training which included tracking, building and area searches, criminal apprehension, obedience, and agility.  Officer Nelson joined the Sarasota Police Department K-9 Unit in 2014 and is certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a K-9 trainer and handler.

 

K-9 Bruin is a two-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix from Hungary and he was born in May 2020.  K-9 Bruin and his handler, Officer Adam Bearden, completed 640 hours of intense training which also included tracking, building and area searches, criminal apprehension, obedience, and agility.  Officer Bearden joined the Sarasota Police Department K-9 Unit in 2021 and is also certified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as a K-9 handler.

 

The Sarasota Police Department currently has three dogs and three handlers.  Video of K-9 Bruin and K-9 Brody can be found at below

 

 

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