The Ranger Department's state and nationally-certified police canines, Radar, Rocky and Logan, are used to locate missing persons, apprehend fleeing suspects, and detect illegal drugs in the Park District. K-9 Unit rangers continuously update their skills by participating in weekly regional training exercises, statewide instruction, and national training conferences. The K-9 Unit is very successful, and often called upon to assist other local law enforcement agencies.
K-9 Unit rangers also promote safety and crime prevention, and present demonstrations, at public relations events throughout the Park District and local communities.
Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department announced that
after 10-½ years of loyal service, K-9 officer "Radar" will be retiring. A retirement
ceremony in his honor took place during the Ranger Community Open House on
Saturday, October 6 at Ranger Headquarters.
In Radar's 10-½ years of
service, he has earned multiple awards excelling in tracking, narcotics detection and pursuit/apprehension. He has also worked
closely with specialized drug task force units, and has a number of notable