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Posted on: May 22, 2020

LCSO Welcomes Newest Explosive Detection Canine

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Loudoun County, VA (May 22, 2020)- The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office welcomed the agency’s newest member today. Two-year-old Ginny and her partner Deputy First Class Chris Shore graduated from Explosive Detection Canine (EDC) School this week. 

DFC Shore is a 20-year veteran of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and has been a member of the Loudoun County Bomb Squad for 15-years. K9 Ginny, a Labrador Retriever, and DFC Shore completed an intensive 16-week, 7-day a week training course which consisted of imprinting on explosive odors and refining handler techniques and searching skills. 

DFC Shore and K9 Ginny will assist with searches during bomb threats, investigate suspicious packages, help with security at special events, and assist with future searches associated with the Silver Line section of METRO. 

The training was also attended by Deputy First Class Erik Dimas, who served as a co-trainer in the class, to work towards completing the mandatory requirements set forth in obtaining his Explosive Detection K9 Trainers Certification through the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA). 

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office has K9 teams assigned to the Field Operations Division, the Operational Support Division, the Criminal Investigations Division, and the Adult Detention Center. These canines are trained in specific areas and assigned to various divisions within the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.


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