On Aug. 1 the Long County Sheriff’s Office announced that they have acquired another K-9 asset which will be utilized as an effective and sophisticated tool to enhance the capabilities of the Patrol Division and special response team.
LCSO Sheriff Craig Nobles said his department has been utilizing K-9 working dog teams for several years. He said they’ve had great success within the Law Enforcement Community at State and Regional Training events. He added they’ve also safely and effectively deployed real world K-9 operations.
The Sheriff’s Office recently added CPL Aaron Combs, who is the official handler of their new K-9 Deputy Nero. Combs took extensive training and have already demonstrated that their teamwork and efforts are contributing to the Sheriff’s Office mission of Public Safety, and deterring crime, Nobles said.
The LCSO K-9 teams will primarily respond to critical incidents within Long County as directed by Sheriff Nobles.
But Nobles also said that Nero would be available assist other Law Enforcement Agencies, and surrounding counties, when requested.
CPL Combs and Nero received Initial and Advanced Training at the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office Regional K-9 Resource Team Facility, with the assistance from the BJA Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security EOD K9 Grant.
The Sheriff said Nero was purchased from K-9 police training facility in Florida at no cost to county tax payers.
“Several Long County and local business leaders contributed to the K-9 purchase,” Nobles said.
Sheriff Nobles would like to publicly extend his thanks to the following donors:
Daybreak Louisiana, Inc., Tony's Automotive & Towing, The Ludowici Bank, Ludowici Drugs, JM Allen Construction, Sanitary Plumbing, Taylors Creek Construction Company, Gold Star Plumbing, Long County Protective Services, Jones Osteen & Jones PC, Long Auto Parts, Gonzales Bonding, Tri-County Bonding Agency, Inc., Gregory M. Parker. Inc., Long County State Court Judge Jeffrey L. Arnold, and Goode Customs.