Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter and Commander, Lieutenant Jason Allen have selected Trooper Kaitlyn Greene to serve as the next K-9 Handler for the Jasper District.
Greene is a Spencer County native and 3 year veteran of the Indiana State Police. She graduated from the ISP Recruit Academy in December of 2014. After graduating, Greene was assigned to the Jasper Post to primarily patrol Spencer County.
Greene was selected to begin dive training in March of 2016. After completing that training in May , she was assigned to the Indiana State Police South Zone Dive Team, as an Underwater Search and Rescue Diver, in addition to her patrol duties.
Earlier this year Greene received the department’s Life Saving Award for her role in saving a kayaker from drowning in a drain pipe.
Greene was selected as the district’s new K-9 handler after a selection process involving a written examination, performance assessment, and oral interview.
Greene is currently attending the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy. This is an 11 to 14 week process where numerous K-9 Master Trainers instill their years of training and expertise into Green and her K-9 partner, Drogos.
K-9 Drogos is a 5 year old German Shepherd from Poland.
Trp. Greene and K-9 Drogos will be certified in Narcotics (such as Heroin, Methamphetamine, Marijuana, Crack, Cocaine & Ecstasy), Tracking, Aggression, Area Search, Article Search, and Obedience.
Greene and K-9 Drogos are expected to complete their training in approximately 3 months.
After training Greene and Drogos will be assigned to the Jasper District which covers Spencer, Perry, Crawford, Orange, Dubois, Daviess, and Martin Counties. ISP K-9 teams are routinely sent to other areas of the state.
Lt. Allen says bringing a second K-9 team to the District will be vital for both state and local departments to combat the meth and heroin problems facing our communities. Allen also cited several examples of where ISP K-9s have been instrumental in locating missing children and the elderly.