The Smithville Police Department has an active K-9 unit again.
Chief Randy Caplinger told WJLE Friday that Officer James Cornelius and "Leo" are now certified in the search for illegal narcotics. "Our new K-9 handler is Officer James Cornelius. He started training with "Leo" our drug dog in April. He was trained by the Metro Police Department's trainer. The dog and handler are now certified. Since their certification, they are back on the road together and making some good cases," said Chief Caplinger
" I hope this will be another tool that we can use in the battle against drugs here in the city. They're doing a great job and we're looking for a lot of good cases to come forward out of this. Officer Cornelius does a continual training monthly with the dog and with the Metro Police Department. This dog is certified in finding all drugs and narcotics, marijuana, "added Chief Caplinger.