October 18, 2023

Richland Police Dept. Welcomes New K-9 Officer From Norway

Morgan Howard

Detective Wesley Skinner and K9 Leo

The Richland Police Department welcomed a new K-9 officer to the department.

K9 Leo is all the way from Norway! Detective Wesley Skinner is K9 Leo’s handler.

The 17-month German Shepherd was imported from Norway and is trained in tracking, narcotics detection, and criminal apprehension.

Detective Skinner and K9 Leo are currently going through training at Southern State K9 in Petal but will soon be working the streets of Richland.

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