The following is a press release issued by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office:
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office would like to introduce our newest Law Enforcement Canine, Rex. Rex is a two year old Belgian Malinois and is assigned to Deputy Joe Lyons. Deputy Lyons and Rex just completed a six week long, 240 hour Basic Handler Course at Adlerhorst International in Jurupa Valley, Ca. Together, they will be assigned to the Enforcement Division and provide a variety of services to the community. Some of these services include, but are not limited to; handler protection, tracking, searching, suspect apprehension, provide school and public demonstrations, etc.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit is funded through a variety of revenue sources including; asset forfeiture, fund raising events and gracious donations from citizens and stakeholders within the community. Anyone interested in donating to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Program can do so by contacting the Lake County Deputy Sheriff’s Association K-9 Fund at: https://lakecountydsa.com/