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Combined tactical training helps local SWAT and K-9 units sharpen skills

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The Yuma Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SWAT) works in intense situations where four-legged specialists are sometimes needed.

“The Chief [Jerry Geier] implemented getting some patrol dogs, which are a lesser force where we can use the dogs to actually bite people if we need to assist in making an arrest,” says Sgt.. Jeff Ruby with the Yuma Police Department’s Gang and K-9 Unit.

Amidst the loud gunshots and smell of gunpowder in the air, YPD’s SWAT team has been training for a couple of days with its K-9 units, as well as with two K-9 teams from Cocopah Police Department and another from Billings, Montana.

Sgt.. Ruby says individual and combined training sharpens tactical skills.

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