Providence Police Add Two New Police Dogs to K9 Unit
Monday, February 27, 2017
“In the short time our new K9s have been on the street they have already proven to be a valuable resource to the department and all of the officers working a shift with them. With less manpower, our officers are able to utilize these K9s to search in a faster, safer, more accurate manner than they would on their own. I look forward to the continued success of K9s Jimbo and Ripp as well as the other members of our highly respected K9 Unit,” said Colonel Clements.
Providence Police now have a total of four dogs on the force.
K9s Ripp and Jimbo join K9 Kyra and partner Officer Lincoln Sisson and K9 Gero and partner Officer Louis Salinaro.
K9 Ripp and K9 Jimbo completed the 12-week K9 patrol training school at the Rhode Island K9 Academy, led by Master Trainer Sgt. Roger Reardon (RISP, Ret.), which certified them in areas of article search and tracking.
They are currently in their 3rd week of explosive and firearm detection training school which is also held at the Rhode Island K9 Academy.
K9 Ripp is an 18-month old German Shepard and he and Officer Chabot work the out last shift (11:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.) in the North End of the city.
During K9 Ripp’s first days on duty, he and Officer Chabot arrested a suspect wanted for larceny and also recovered a stolen car. K9 Ripp was able to trace a sent from the stolen car and began a search for the subject wanted for operating it.
K9 Ripp then led Officer Chabot to the wanted suspect who was hiding under a pickup truck and he was arrested.
K9 Jimbo’s partner is Officer Daniel Sirignano, a 9-year veteran of the Providence Police Department.
K9 Jimbo is also an 18-month old German Shepard and he and Officer Sirignano work the out first shift (3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.) in the West End of the city.
Shortly after Officer Sirignano and K9 Jimbo graduated from patrol school they actively worked performing building searches at breaking and entering scenes where subjects fled prior to police arrival, and also performed several article searches for evidence after a crime was committed.
During one of the searches K9 Jimbo found a set of keys that a suspect discarded after leaving a car.
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