Rolling in the grass, tracking perps are a few of Durham Police K9 Summit’s favourite things

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Published July 17, 2023 at 8:55 am

PSD Summit and D/Cst Devers

Durham Police’s K-9 Unit is throwing the spotlight on a two year-old Belgian Malinois named Summit who is just as much at home rolling around in the snow, on the grass or even down a hill as he is catching the bad guys.

Summit is pup #2 in the DRPS Furry Friday series which grace the pages of indurham on Mondays, leading up to National Dog Day on Saturday, August 26.

The Florida-born Summit, who doesn’t turn three in human years until November, has helped on many service calls since his arrival almost exactly one year ago, with the most memorable call coming this past January.

Summit and his partner, D/Cst. Dylan Dever, were dispatched to a fight call at a Whitby. The victim had suffered serious injuries and the suspect had fled the area on foot, which is where Summit got his chance to shine.

With the coordination of uniform officers, supervisors, and communications, a solid perimeter was set up in the area in efforts to contain the suspect. Dever deployed PSD Summit from the scene, and he found the scent trail immediately.

Summit, with his partner following, continued to track through a residential neighborhood and crossed multiple roads and sidewalks. Summit then let Devers know they were close when the trail led them behind an industrial building.

Seconds later Summit located the suspect hiding underneath a cube van and the arrest was made.

Stay tuned next week to see which pup is on paw-trol.

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