The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Local News

March 31, 2013

City police K-9 officer retiring

GREENVILLE — The Greenville Police Department will be bidding farewell this week to one its most decorated officers, who is known for his loyalty, his sense of smell and for his four legs and a tail.

A retirement ceremony is scheduled Monday for K-9 Officer Ceiko. The event will be from 3 until 5 p.m. in the Community Room at the Police/Courts Building, 3000 Lee Street downtown.

Ceiko is a German Shepherd imported and trained in Germany for both patrol and drug interdiction duties.

Ceiko and his partner, Officer Robert Pemberton have been working together since 2007 and are often contacted by nearby law enforcement agencies to assist with narcotics searches. The team have also been responsible for several major narcotics and marijuana busts.

In March 2011, the pair claimed multiple honors during the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) annual certification trials that were held in Cedar Hill the week of March 14th. 

The City of Greenville is a member of Region 20, which consists of several police departments in East Texas and the Metroplex.  Pemberton and Ceiko obtained certifications in narcotics detection, tracking and patrol work.

The pair competed against 22 other K-9 teams and took home the first place award in narcotics-indoors, second place awards in criminal apprehension and obedience and third place award in patrol team.

The Greenville Police Department receives its K-9 drug detection certification from USPCA, which is the recognized leader in the nation for K-9 certification programs.  USPCA is considered the advocate of accepted and stringent standards in training, testing and certification for police canines and their handlers.  The standards set and maintained by USPCA are court tested and used by courts as the accepted standard.

In January 2010, Ceiko was presented with a special protective vest, designed to be both bullet and stab resistant.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

Poll

Who should the Houston Texans take with the first pick of the 2014 National Football League draft?

Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel
South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney
Central Florida QB Blake Bortles
Auburn OT Greg Robinson
Buffalo OLB Khalil Mack
Clemson WR Sammy Watkins
Texas A&M WR Mike Evans
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Bon Jovi Helps Open Low-income Housing in Philly Pipeline Opponents Protest on National Mall Hagel Gets Preview of New High-tech Projects S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart New Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees Named 'Piles' of Bodies in South Sudan Slaughter New Yorkers Celebrate Cherry Blossom Blooms SCOTUS Hears Tv-over-Internet Case Justice Dept. Broadening Criteria for Clemency Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers 'Miss Meadows' Takes Holmes Back to Her Roots Biden: Russia Must Stop Talking, Start Acting David Moyes Out As Manchester United Manager Raw: Leopard Bites Man in India Iowa College Finds Beauty in Bulldogs High Court to Hear Dispute of TV Over Internet Stowaway Teen Forces Review of Airport Security
Must Read
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Reader's Choice