Lt. Patrick Sheridan of the Louisa County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, is one of a handful of instructors for the course and paired with his 18-month-old Bloodhound named Rizzo, trains 16 hours a month.:
Sheridan says these Bloodhounds are different from other dogs used in law enforcement, in that they are used to help find missing people.:
K-9 officer Mike Arthur and his bloodhound drove from Martinsville, Ind., to take part in the training. Arthur the program is very much worth the drive.:
Many, like Arthur, stay in cabins at King’s Mountain State Park.
Sheridan says the training by the York County Sheriff’s Office is top-notch and has a nationally recognized reputation.:
The program is staffed by professionals like Sheridan and others from the York County Sheriff’s Office.
Tuesday’s training also involved K-9 handlers from the State Law Enforcement Division and a SLED helicopter to find mock subjects from the air.