LSPD to Introduce New Police K-9 Enzo
August 4, 2014
By Beth Glover,
On Thursday, August 7th, 2014 from 4pm to 6pm, the Lee’s Summit Police Department will host a reception at Police Headquarters to introduce the newest member of our Police K-9 Team, the 2 year old Belgium Malinois named Enzo.
Officer/K-9 Handler Scott McMilian will complete a short demo with Enzo, featuring some of the search techniques the dog is known for. Enzo was born in Holland and trained in the United States.
He started his training in April 2014 and Officer McMilian joined him in June.
Enzo understands commands in German and English. He is a patrol dog, meaning he’s skilled in multiple techniques, including drug and article searches, human tracking, building searches, and handler protection.
Enzo replaces Officer McMilian’s late K-9 partner, Jax, who died in January of intestinal cancer.
Enzo will be Lee’s Summit Police Department’s 7th K-9 unit since the program’s establishment in 1992.
Enzo’s training was paid for through community donations.