The Latrobe Police Department has added a K-9 to our force.
Police K-9s are law enforcements best non-lethal aid in prevention and detection of crime. They save time, money, and most of all officers lives.
A K-9 will help our department immensely in preventing crime, the very crime that affects our residents, families, and businesses in the City of Latrobe. T
he K-9s superior senses of 25 times the sight, and 300 times the smell of a keen police officer are used to apprehend suspects, search motor vehicles and buildings for persons, narcotics, and crucial evidence.
These superior senses will also be used in tracking lost or missing persons.
Our newest member of the department is Rocky. Rocky was purchased from Shallow Creek Kennels on April 20 2011.
Rocky is a 1 1/2 year old, all black German Shepard. Rocky was born and imported from Germany.
Upon Purchase, Rocky was sent to a 2 week obedience boot camp. After the two weeks of obedience training Rocky took up residence with his handler Latrobe Police Officer Robert Derk.
Officer Derk and Rocky will train on a daily basis for 8-10 weeks, prior to Rocky beginning his duties with the department. Rocky will be used for patrol, drug detection, and tracking.
The K-9 program is strictly funded by donations, pledges and grants. Any person(s) or organizations wishing to help support our K-9 program may do so by sending donations to:
The Latrobe Police Department K-9 Fund
901 Jefferson Street
Latrobe, Pa 15650