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Trainee Curtis Cagam clarifies exercise instructions with Director of Police Operations Danny Parker during K9 class drills at Vohne Liche Kennels.

Trainee Curtis Cagam clarifies exercise instructions with Director of Police Operations Danny Parker during K9 class drills at Vohne Liche Kennels. (View larger version)

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  • President Richard Nixon created the Drug Enforcement Administration in 1973.

  • The DEA currently employs almost 5,000 Special Agents and has a budget of over $2 billion.

  • The DEA allows experts to obtain certain amounts of controlled substances for training purposes.

  • Vohne Liche Kennels uses actual drugs to train their dogs via a license they have with the DEA.

  • The ATF allows businesses to obtain a Federal Explosives Permit, which lets the organization obtain certain amounts of various explosives for training purposes.

  • Black-tar heroin is a cheap, potent form of heroin.

  • Travis Yike and his K9 Hodo make up one of two K9 teams in the Logansport Police Department.

  • Carl Swan is the Assistant Police Chief with the Logansport Police Department.

  • Sgt. D.J. Sommers is a detective with the Logansport Police Department.

  • Chad VanCamp is a K9 handler with the Kokomo Police Department.

  • Jason Coleman is the Chief of Police of the Rochester Police Department.

  • Positive reinforcement, like praise or a food or toy reward, is a training tool used by trainers and pet owners to get a dog to repeat good behaviors.

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