Police Dogs Show off Their Skills

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — They say a dog is a man’s best friend and Saturday Springfield police showed they make a pretty good coworker too. Dogs from throughout the state competed head to head in Springfield’s annual police dog competition. The dogs competed in five different categories focusing on speed, agility, and the dogs sense of … Continue reading »

Springfield PD Host K9 Training

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Springfield Police Department spent Monday and Tuesday hosting K9s from all over Oregon; it was all part of the state’s annual training exercises. Police departments brought their canine units to Springfield for training exercises. It may have looked like fun and games for the dogs, but police say it’s serious business. … Continue reading »

Springfield Honors Retired K9

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After a more than 6-year career, Springfield says goodbye to one of its finest. Councilors honored Bronko at Monday’s council meeting, a now retired K9 Officer. The German Shepherd becomes a normal dog. He can now sleep inside, play with toys and go to the park. His handler, Officer Brian Keetle, says … Continue reading »