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Oro Valley welcomes newest member of K-9 unit

Rikki Mitchell

Oro Valley welcomes newest member of K-9 unit

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 8, 2013

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - The Oro Valley Police Department announced the newest member of its K-9 unit, a 3-year-old German Shepherd named Max.

Max comes from the Netherlands and is a certified service dog. He has already begun training for narcotics detection training with the OVPD K-9 unit.

Max will be a dual-purpose patrol and narcotics detection canine and will be training in search, apprehension and protection.

Max is replacing a canine who recently retired. His handler, Officer Roger Reynolds says he should be certified and ready for work in about four to six weeks.

Rikki Mitchell

Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.