Officer Wayne Billhimer tells us that K9 “Justice” is trained to track suspects, perform area searches for items with human scent… guns, cell phones, bowels, keys, clothing etc. “Anything you touch and hide he’ll hit on,” says Wayne. Justice is also trained to find hidden deer, turkey, trout and bear. And his most memorable trait is every time you say “bad guy” he barks. Justice is smart too, when you ask him the limit of trout he’ll bark 6 times. To date Justice and I have tracked over 267 bad guys from murders, bank robbers to missing children. We have helped find over 67 hidden guns, usually felons hiding them to avoid being arrested. His best case was locating a 12 year old missing girl after 10 hours of tracking. He’s my best bud! Justice roamed the classroom for three days and it was a pleasure.
Trying to figure out if someone is lying is hard enough on the street. It can be even more difficult from just a videotape. Here the officers watch and listen closely as the person describes a trip she went on. Intense group discussions follow where each express his or her opinion. Many groups elect a “jury foreperson” where they try to convince the entire class to their opinion.
The foreperson leads the class in an open discussion about the “did she take the trip” simulation.
It looks like the class is nearly 100% convinced the person was….? And they were correct. Nice job everyone.