Gainesville Police Department announces two new K9 teams

- The Gainesville Police Department is excited to announce that they are welcoming two new K9 teams into the department.

The teams are:

  • Officer Ed Ratliff and K9 Ace, an 18 month old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix
  • Officer Josh Meurer and K9 Ranger, an 18 month old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois Mix

The teams were funded by local partners Each dog costs upwards of $8,000 each. The handlers and new dogs then go through a 400-hour training course before they are certified by FDLE to work as a patrol K9 team.

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