Officer Jonathan Bultman and his K-9 partner, Lazer.

Cobb County Police Department is offering several opportunities this summer for kids and teenagers to learn about what police departments and their K-9 partners do.

Have you ever wondered about the responsibilities of a police dog? Would you like to see a K-9 detective in action? Cobb County Public Library System is partnering with Cobb County Police Department to give a behind the scenes look into the duties of the K-9 unit.

Gritters Library is hosting a K-9 event on Thursday, June 15th from 3 pm to 4 pm. Sergeant Maddox with the Cobb County Police Department will have his K-9 partner at his side as he talks about how they keep their community safe. For more information, please call (770) 528-2524.

A K-9  event will be held at Powder Springs Library on Tuesday, June 27 from 2 pm to 3 pm. (770) 439-3600.

Kennesaw Library will be hosting a demonstration on Monday, July 10 from 2 pm to 3 pm. (770) 528-2529.

Police dogs help police solve all kinds of crimes. They provide many unique skills. The dogs are trained in specific areas to become experts in their fields. Some of the roles that police dogs are trained in include tracking people, searching for illegal substances and explosives, and maintaining order with their human partners.

Officers use a combination of verbal commands and hand gestures to communicate with their K-9 partners. In this program, children will get to see a demonstration of the police dogs in action. In addition to learning about the day in the life of police and their K-9 partners, kids will get the chance to ask questions and get safety tips from the police department.

All ages are welcome, but children 9 and younger need to be accompanied by a caregiver. Make sure you are comfortable being around dogs for this program!

See a Cobb County Police K-9 Demonstration @ the Public Library