All of the third graders at Turtle Creek Elementary School got to learn about the relationship between human police officers and K-9 police officers directly from the source.
Walworth County Deputy Jason Hintz and his service partner, Ajax, a Dutch Shepherd, recently visited all of the third-grade students for a special presentation about the work they do.
Hintz spoke to the students about the training they go through together, what kind of work he and Ajax do on a daily basis and how police and police dogs work together to keep our communities safe.
Hintz and Ajax even demonstrated how drug searches are conducted as Ajax found some purposely-planted contraband items in the classroom. Hintz explained that such searches for Ajax are more like fun and games.
Students were also able to ask questions about the work of police and police dogs.
Prior to the presentation, the students had been studying the relationships between humans and animals. They had read the book Aero and Officer Mike: Police Partners, which is a book about a police officer and his K-9 partner.