Mar. 26, 2012 News Release, Second Police Dog in Greene County Being Trained, Greene County, Pennsylvania

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For Release: Mar. 26, 2012
Contact: Elizabeth Menhart, Communications Director/Tourism (724-852-5210)

WAYNESBURG, PA — In just a few months, law enforcement agencies in Greene County will have one more valuable resource to aid in investigations and help sniff out the bad guys — literally.

Dagen, a 1-year-old German Shepherd, is expected this summer to become the second certified police dog in the county, and the first for the Waynesburg Borough Police Department. Thanks to a collaborative effort among the Greene County Commissioners, the Greene County District Attorney’s office, Waynesburg Borough and the borough police department, Dagen has been training with Borough Patrolman Brian Tennant, who is also a part-time county detective with the DA’s office.

"I’ve always wanted to be a canine officer," Tennant said of Dagen, who lives with Tennant and his family in Waynesburg. "This will be just another tool that will help us be more efficient at our jobs."

Tennant obtained Dagen last October from Battle Ridge Kennels & K-9 Services, LLC, in Madison, W.Va. The pair has been training at Garrow Canine Training in Charleroi, the same facility where Cumberland Township Police Chief Craig Miller and Artis, the first police K-9 in Greene County, trained.

Pictured, l to r: Brian Tennant with Dagen, Greene County Commissioner Archie Trader, Waynesburg Borough Police Chief Tim Hawfield, and Greene County Commissioenrs Pam Snyder and Chuck Morris.

For general information, please contact the Information Services at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399.
County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

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