The Glynn County Police Department has a new bloodhound

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The Glynn County Police Department has a new bloodhound in its ranks.

The new canine officer is named “Chief” and he is 10 weeks old and a pure bred blood hound.

The dog was donated to the department by the Jimmy Ryce Center for Victims of Predatory Abduction.

Additional funding for our canine teams have been provided by the Carl Alexander Memorial Fund. The family of the late Carl Alexander also chose Chief as the name of the newest Guardian.

Over the months to come as Chief grows he will be trained by the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office and the National Police Bloodhound Association.

With Glynn County’s significant retiree population and hundreds of thousands of visitors to the Golden Isles beaches, for boating and recreation in the marsh and pinewoods, Chief’s senses will be critical to aid in recovery of missing or lost persons.

Chief will be trained to search for missing persons, lost children or dementia patients, lost articles, fleeing criminals and items related to a crime. Chief will not be trained in tactical apprehension therefore presenting a less threatening persona than a traditional police canine.

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