Pictures courtesy of Gardner Police Department

More than 15 local police departments participated in a Police K9 training at the Gardner Aquatic Center and Johnson County Fairgrounds on Sept. 5.
This training included water training, and several other scenario-based training situations. Gardner Parks and Recreation allowed use of the pool after it was closed for the season and before they drained it for the year. The training included different scenarios including water based training.
The decoy in the pool taking the hit on the arm is Gardner PD Officer Matt Adams, Gardner Police Department.
The officer and canine with the car is James Anderson, GPD, and Zeus, GPD canine officer. This is the second year that Gardner PD has hosted this type of training.  It gets a very good response in terms of participation.  This year’s participants included: Gardner Police Department; Lenexa Police Department; Olathe Police Department; Roeland Park Police Department; Osawatomie Police Department; Spring Hill Kansas Police Department; Leawood Police Dept; Doniphan County Sheriff’s Dept.; Shawnee Police Department; Kansas City Kansas Police Department – KCKPD; Bonner Springs Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.