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Bristol PD welcomes new K9 team

Officer Keller and K-9 Stash

Bristol Police Department K-9 Officer Eric Keller has been joined by K-9 Stash, a Belgian Malinois trained in narcotics detection and patrol work. Keller is a U.S. Air Force veteran who trained as a K-9 handler during his military career and joined Bristol PD six years ago. He was named the city’s fourth K9 officer earlier this year. Stash was born in Holland and trained in the U.S. in Ohio. The team is certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA) to detect methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine, and to conduct specialized patrol work including article searches and criminal apprehensions.