The La Paz county Sheriff’s Office has announced a new Detention K9 unit, after Officer Danielle Banuelos successfully graduated from the Arizona Department of Corrections K9 Academy.
On December 10th 2014, Banuelos and her canine partner Orlis, a German Shepherd, completed a rigorous eight-week K9 academy in Tucson, Arizona.
The objective of the training is to certify officers as K9 handlers for the purpose of drug detection. Banuelos’ primary function will be to help ensure a drug free environment at the La Paz Detention Facility. She will also be called out to assist with narcotics related issues for all law enforcement agencies throughout the County.
Sheriff John Drum says he is very happy about the opportunity to have an active K9 program which has been missing from La Paz County Sheriff’s Office for a few years. “We feel that Officer Banuelos will be a great asset to our department,” he said.