Lehi Police Department adds fourth dog/handler team to K-9 unit

Posted at 7:56 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 21:56:34-04

LEHI, Utah – The Lehi Police Department has added a fourth dog and handler team to its K-9 unit.

Officer Zach Fossum was recently assigned to the K-9 unit from the Investigations Division.  This week, Fossum selected his new partner.

He chose “Hawk,” a 14-month-old Belgian Malinois.  Right Hand K-9 in West Haven provided the dog.  It gets its dogs from a kennel in Czechoslovakia.

The addition of the new team means a K-9 unit will be on duty on every shift, unless absent for training or vacation.

The Lehi Police Department said Officers Fossum and Hawk will be a big asset in detecting illegal narcotics and keeping officers and citizens safe.

The new K-9 team is expected to be certified and on the streets in early October.