RCPD Introduces Their First Patrol K9

Riley County Police Department (RCPD) introduced K9 Moses, a remarkable Belgian Malinois, as their first-ever patrol K9. The three-year-old canine is the sixth addition to RCPD’s esteemed K9 program, established in 2004. Moses underwent specialized training, enabling him to detect illegal narcotics and apprehend violent offenders.

Officer Mark Racklyeft, a dedicated member of RCPD since 2019, has been selected as Moses’ handler. Both successfully completed 160 hours of training and certification through Code 2 Canine Services in Omaha, Neb. To maintain their certification, the duo will undergo at least 16 hours of monthly training.

Officer Racklyeft emphasizes the significance of K9 Moses in enhancing officer safety and community service. Moses contributes to locating missing persons and combating drug-related crimes, ultimately improving the quality of life for Riley County residents.

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