The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office is excited to welcome two new canine units that will be assigned to Lake Norman High School and North Iredell High School.
The yellow Labrador is Canine “Laker”, and he will join School Resource Officer Deputy Josh Kanupp at Lake Norman High School.
The black Labrador is Canine “Raider”, and she will be joining School Resource Officer Deputy Travis Lewis at North Iredell High School.
Both Laker and Raider, along with their handlers, are ready to enter into their roles at their designated schools as they have recently completed a comprehensive training program that included advanced obedience, building searches, tracking, article detection, and detection of seven drugs; Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Heroin, Cocaine, PCP, LSD, and Ecstasy. Both canines will also be trained to detect Fentanyl in the near future.
Sheriff Campbell added, “I want to thank Dr. Jeff James and the Iredell-Statesville School Board for working with us to make these two additional dogs possible. Laker and Raider will join with canines Tito and Rip to work in our school system. By being able to have these dogs travel to our various elementary, middle, and high schools, we can continue to foster a safe environment within our schools”.