“Rebel” currently in dual training course
By Brandon Hansen/The Independent Staff
K9 Support Northwest and the Chewelah Police Department are raising funds for their new K9 team, officer Matt Miller and Rebel.
Miller and Rebel have been currently training at a 10-week/600-hour K9 school taught by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit. Miller said they expect to be done with the Narcotics training in the middle of January after 200 hours of training to go along with 400 hours of patrol training.
“It’s a force multiplier for the police department,” Miller said. “One canine is comparable to 12 guys on the street looking. It’s sense of smell is 100 times the sense of small by a human.” More