The Landis Police Department has proudly to announced their first ever K-9.
“Baks”, a two-year-old German Shepard, has completed training and is now patrolling the streets of Landis with his partner / handler, Sergeant Young.
Baks is trained to conduct tracks, detect narcotics, and perform a variety of searches.
Despite the current economic challenges, the Department was able to implement a canine program with minimal cost to taxpayers. Baks was trained & donated to the Department by Von Hunter Kennels of Kannapolis, and the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office donated surplus K-9 vehicle equipment for Sgt. Young’s vehicle.
Regarding the new program, Landis Mayor James Furr stated “Once again the Landis Police Department has served our Town well by arranging this service to the citizens and at no direct cost to the taxpayers. I wish to thank
those that so generously donated to make this a reality.”