Meet K9 Nutmeg, Sussex County’s master manhunter

Newton. It was four days of paws-on-the-pavement trailing work at the National Police Bloodhound Association’s Spring Seminar.

| 28 Jun 2021 | 05:29

Sussex County K9 Nutmeg approached her training with her best paw forward.

She made easy work of a 24-plus-hour-old trail and even ran an entire one-mile-plus trail.

With her hard work and endless drive, she made it smooth sailing to achieve her second national man-trailing certification.

During the last week of April, said Sussex County Sheriff Michael Strada, K9 Nutmeg, and her handler, Detective Cathy Young, attended the National Police Bloodhound Association’s Spring Seminar in McHenry, Maryland.

This 40-hour block of instruction included one day of classroom refresher courses for the handler and four days of paws-on-the-pavement trailing work for K9s.

With the help and oversight of the expert instructors, K9 teams were tested on a variety of different surfaces, terrains, and trails.

“K9 Nutmeg and Detective Young continue to be an asset to the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office,” Strada said. “I couldn’t be prouder of their hard work and continued success, both with their training and their work in the field here in Sussex County.”