NHSO K-9 Sergeant Receives Training Accreditation
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant J. S. Croom has achieved Certified Police K-9 Trainer by Police Service Dogs Inc. Sgt. Croom completed a 10 week 400 hour training course to become the only certified Police K-9 Trainer in southeastern North Carolina. Along with this certification come new training techniques that enforce a reward system in training the K-9’s versus the corrective method used in the past. Having a certified trainer within the Sheriff’s Office allows for more effective training, cost savings, and the ability to train with other agencies.