The Sheridan Police Department currently has one canine team in service. Comprising of Sgt. Kody Lamb and his partner, Canine Donnar, the team aids officers in the areas of drug detection and suspect apprehension.
Canine Donnar is Sgt. Lamb’s third police service dog, and joined the department in 2005 after the retirement of Canine Valco. Canine Donnar and Sgt. Lamb attended an eight week canine academy in Gillette, Wyoming, sponsored by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office, before taking to the streets of Sheridan in a law enforcement role.
The team trains on a monthly basis, with other agencies in the area, to maintain and enhance their skills. The team also attends an annual state canine certification where they are tested in scenarios simulating real law enforcement situations. The team maintains certification in drug detection, suspect apprehension, tracking and evidence. The canine team is on call 24/7 to assist officers from the PD and other law enforcement agencies in the region. The team conducts random drug sniffs at local schools at the invitation of school administrators. They often perform demonstrations for schools, clubs and other social groups.
Anyone with inquiries regarding the police canine program at the Sheridan Police Department can contact Sgt. Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See below for pictures of Sgt. Lamb and Donnar in action!