Bill & Buck
is a six year old German Shepherd. He was purchased with donated funds
from the local community. He was acquired in the spring of 1996 from the
Alabama Canine Law Enforcement Training Center at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Both "Buck" and his handler Lt. Bill Andrews went through an
extensive seven week training period at the Alabama Canine Law Enforcement
Traning Center. "Buck" who was born in Romania (Europe), has
been in service for the Madison Police Department since the Spring of
1996. "Buck" also helps out other Law Enforcement Department's
in the surrounding counties.
"Buck" is a Dual-Purpose Police Work Dog. He has been certified
with the Alabama Canine Law Enforcement Training Center and with the North
American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA). "Buck" is trained
in NARCOTICS DETECTION, i.e. amphetamine, cocaine, herion,
marijuana, and methamphetamine. "Buck" is an
aggressive-indicator (scratch-indicator). "Buck" is also trained
in Patrol Work, i.e. apprehension, agility, building searches, directed
area search, tactical movement, tracking, and of course obedience.
"Buck" is also used in the local schools in connection with the D.A.R.E.
program ran by Sr/Ptl. Tim Armstrong. "Buck", Lt. Andrews and Sr/Ptl.Armstrong
teach the children to "JUST SAY NO" to drugs.
"Buck" is also used in many other community public relations
Lt.Bill Andrews named "Buck" after his late father Buck Andrews.
This site is dedicated to All Law Enforcement Officer working to keep our
communities "DRUG FREE" and to Bill's late father
Lt. Bill Andrews
Madison Police Department