A Visit with the
Des Moines Police Department Canine Unit

 

One Session: Monday, September 9; 10 AM-Noon

Location: Des Moines Police Academy, 433 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines

Students will drive to the Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SE 9th St. and park in the overflow area next to the Training Site for the canine demonstration.

Cost: $12

Class Limit: 20

 

The mission of the Des Moines Police Department Canine Unit is to utilize specially trained canines to assist officers in accomplishing their duties expeditiously and efficiently. The canine teams play a vital role in detecting narcotics and explosive devices, as well as in locating suspects, missing persons and discarded evidence. The history and function of the canine unit will be presented, including canine and handler selections, training and daily responsibilities.

 

A canine team will be present to demonstrate various activities in which they are trained.

 

Instructor Sergeant Anthony (Tony) Ballantini has been with the Des Moines Police Department since 2000 and has extensive experience in the Patrol Division, Narcotics, Special Enforcement, and the Canine Unit. He is supervisor of the Vice and Narcotic Control Section and directs the Canine Unit. Sergeant Ballantini is certified as a canine handler through the United States Police Canine Association.

 

 

 

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