It was the first time HPD opened its SWAT team obstacle course to the public … In the past, money has been used to purchase bulletproof vests for police dogs and to start a drone program, which is still in the works. Link.

During those six weeks, academy students will learn the process of taking police reports and assigning cases to investigators … and experience demonstrations from the department’s K-9 dogs and SWAT team members. Students will also learn about defensive … Link.

The dog had worked with Ofcr. Austin Studer since September of 2012 — almost four years. Together, the pair became members of the Desert Regional SWAT team and went to Indio elementary schools to teach children about police work, the police K-9 program … Link.

Zeus, a police service dogs passed away this weekend … Officer Studer and his partner PSD Zeus were both members of the Desert Regional SWAT since October 2014. In addition to detecting drugs and catching suspects on the run, Zeus also participated … Link.

Indio Police are mourning the loss of a fallen k9 police service dog Zeus. Indio police say that Zeus died … and both were both members of the Desert Regional SWAT since October 2014. Indio Police Chief Mike Washburn acknowledged the special bond … Link.