Justice at the Stockton PD K9 Trials! Making Tuolumne Sheriff's Office proud and getting great training at the same time.
Justice visited Jamestown Elementary School's Fitness Challenge!
Meet JUSTICE your new Sheriff Department K9 Unit:
How Did the Department Get Justice?
This year the Deputy Sheriff’s Association voted to spend $14,000 of our own money to provide your Sheriff’s Department and this community with a K9 unit. Deputy Dan Graziose headed the process of finding a dog that would fulfill the department’s high standards. Deputy Graziose has approximately ten years working with K9 units in the United States Navy and Army. After extensive research Dan contacted the Little Rock K9 Academy to provide a dog for us.
The Sheriff’s Department sent out requesting all of the elementary schools to have their students submit names for our new K9 dog. Third-grader Kyle from Belleview Elementary School submitted the name Justice.
In January of 2010 Deputy Graziose flew out to Arkansas to pick up Justice. Justice is a Belgium Malinoise with extensive training in obedience, area search, building search, tracking, suspect apprehension, and recall from pursuit. Justice is also trained to protect himself and his handler from physical threats and is trained to guard and escort prisoners. Justice has additional training in California Post Certified narcotics search.
After six months in K9 school and more training with our department and Deputy Graziose, Justice is ready to hit the streets and help protect this community!
We would like to give a special thanks to the Sierra-Tuolumne Kennel Club (link) for providing a bullet proof vest, leashes and a kennel for Justice.
The Deputy Sheriff’s Association would like to add more K9 units to the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department. If you would like to donate to the K9 fund, please contact us.