August 30, 2012
The Quincy Police Department would like to advise the public of an upcoming Bloodhound (K9) Training which will be conducted in the City of Quincy and Gadsden County by the Florida Public Safety Institute (Pat Thomas Academy).
During the week of September 10, 2012 members of the public may see law enforcement officers from agencies across Florida and Georgia with their K9 partners conducting training in Quincy. The public should not be alarmed as this will be training only. Most Bloodhounds used in law enforcement are not trained for aggression and are fairly docile. However, members of the public should not approach the officers or dogs while they are actively training.
The Bloodhound is a large breed of dog bred specifically to track human beings. It is a scenthound, tracking by smell, as opposed to a sighthound, which tracks using vision. It is famed for its ability to discern human odors even days later, over great distances, even across water. It’s extraordinarily keen sense of smell is combined with a strong and tenacious tracking instinct, producing the ideal scent hound, and it is used by police and law enforcement officers all over the world to track escaped prisoners, missing people, and lost children.