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New K-9 joins Johns Creek Police
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New K-9 joins Johns Creek Police

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A furry new officer has joined the Johns Creek Police Department.

Leo, a two-year-old German Shepherd, was sworn into office July 11. He joins the department's two other K-9 officers, Nico and Dano.

"Leo is a full-service patrol dog. He is trained and certified in narcotics, detection, tracking and apprehension," said Leo's handler, Ofc. Will Goins. "He's fitting right in here in Georgia."

Born to a long line of police dogs in The Netherlands, Leo began his early police dog training in his home country before coming to Georgia for weeks of intensive training with Goins.

Prior to joining Johns Creek in 2010, Goins was a member of the Kennesaw State University Police Department for three years. He is currently pursuing a B.S. in criminal justice at KSU.

"I enjoy working with Leo, and we will serve the department and the Johns Creek community to the best of our abilities," Goins said.

The Johns Creek Police K-9 Unit works various aspects of patrol and participates in numerous outreach and education programs, including narcotics demonstrations.

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