There is a new deputy on the force at the Greenbrier County Sheriffs Department. On December 28th, K-9 Layla and her handler Deputy Steven Hudnall graduated from K-9 training.
Layla will be used to help with tracking and narcotics detection. Tracking does not only involve looking for suspects, but missing people as well.
Deputy Hudnall says this was a much needed addition to the team.
“It’s hard for officers, especially on the side of the road to detect or have time to search vehicles, she’ll be able to alert us and let us know there are illegal narcotics and if we can take those off the streets we’re literally saving lives and helping to keep families together,” Hudnall said.
K-9’s usually work with the department for about seven years before they are retired and live with their handler.
It has been two years since the Greenbrier County Sheriffs Department has had a K-9.