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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Blaine Police Department News

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Blaine K9s had a very busy 2017! The K9 unit consists of Officer Mark Allen and K9 Remy and Officer Reggy Larson and K9 Rex. Check out their impressive stats:

  • 217 deployments
  • 36 arrests
  • 16 school sniffs
  • 15 demonstrations
  • 47% find rate on tracks (U.S. average is around 22%)
  • Assisted the Violent Crimes and Drug Task Force 24 times on search warrants or obtaining evidence to acquire a search warrant
  • Located considerable amounts of meth, heroin and marijuana in vehicle sniffs
  • Found $40k cash on vehicle sniffs
  • Located 3 guns on 3 separate calls

In June, the teams competed in the Region 12 K9 Trials against 89 teams. Rex placed 2nd in Agility and 2nd in Article Search and Remy missed placing by just ½ a point.

The Police Northtown Retail Unit also had a successful 2017. The unit is made up of two officers - Officer Travis Hale and Officer Wes Villegas, and is overseen by Sgt. Matt Carlson. The unit concentrates on Northtown Mall and Northcourt Commons. In the summer months they utilize bike and foot patrol. 2017 stats:

  •  393 total arrests
  • 45% increase in arrests over 5 month period (Jan-May) 2016 v 2017
  • Vast majority of arrests are theft, narcotics and warrants
  • Zero tolerance for theft (all adult shoplifters jailed)

Blaine Police Department recently launched our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram channels. Like or Follow us at @BlainePoliceMN or visit BlaineMN.gov/BlainePoliceMN for more information.


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