BPS dog Kenzo, officer speak to Lions

Published 3:52 pm Friday, January 25, 2019

Bainbridge Public Safety officer George McMillan and his 3-year-old K9 German Shepherd Belgian Malinois mixed breed drug dog Kenzo, who was originally from Germany, trained in Dooly County and joined public safety in 2017 treated the Bainbridge Lions Club Wednesday with a demonstration of their skills in capturing illegal drug offenders.

Officer McMillan said that he and Kenzo do a lot of demonstrations together with school kids.

“Kenzo has numerous times greater hearing capacity than humans,” officer McMillan said. “He is with me 24 hours a day.

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Kenzo is very gentle around children, said McMillan.

“We want the children to understand that he is their friend,” he said. “This year so far he has helped confiscate some 95 pounds of illegal drugs. His smelling capacity is several hundred times greater than that of humans. He can smell out numerous illegal substances.”