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Powder Springs PD demos K9 work for students

Abigail Henderson
Officer Reeves stands with K9 Bane near his K9 unit vehicle outside of the Winn Building on the Paulding Campus.

The Psychology Club hosted a session Nov. 14 with the Powder Springs Police Department’s Crime Suppression team on the Paulding campus in the Winn Building.  

The event focused on the rigors of recruitment and the rewards of specialized units like K9 handling. 

Officer E. Reeves and his K9 partner, Bane, represented the department, highlighting the multifaceted aspects of law enforcement and the powerful bond between officers and their community. 

Perhaps most engaging for the students was the insight into the role and training of canine units. The officers shared details about the dogs’ abilities, training methods and their critical tasks. 

“Managing and training police dogs requires not only skill but also an understanding of canine behavior and a strong bond of trust and respect,” Reeves added. 

A live demonstration in which Bane was tasked to find concealed substances hidden on campus by the officers offered an example of the practical application of their training and the teamwork required between a K9 and their handler when it comes to drug detection. 

The Powder Springs Police Department’s presentation emphasized the commitment to police work and the various aspects of law enforcement and offered students a glimpse into this challenging yet rewarding career path. 

Abigail Henderson
K9 Bane searches the classroom for concealed drugs with Officer Reeves.

Aspiring officers must be transparent about their past, particularly regarding any drug use. This level of honesty is crucial as it reflects the values held high in the profession. 

Reflecting on the recruitment process, Officer Reeves said, “The main thing is do not lie… honesty and transparency are paramount.” Extensive background checks and the need for a clean social media profile underscore the importance of a responsible public image. 

For students contemplating this career path, it offers a unique opportunity as law enforcement is not just a job, but a commitment to uphold justice, protect the community and evolve professionally. 

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Abigail Henderson, Features Editor
Political science major, Abigail Henderson, is a steadfast, conscientious individual. She intends to strive towards the pursuit of justice as an attorney and looks forward to enacting social change within the realm of politics. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog Finley in her free time.

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