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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Media Relations

LAPD Metropolitan Division K-9 to Visit South Korea Collaborative Training and Evaluation of the Jindo Dog NA10277jr

What
Metropolitan Division K-9 to evaluate the viability of the Jindo dog breed into its program.                                       
 
When:
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
10:30 a.m.  

Where:
Olympic Area – Community Room
1130 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90006

Who:
Captain John Incontro, Commanding Officer, Metropolitan Division
Lieutenant Robert Arcos, Officer in Charge, Metropolitan Division K-9 Platoon
Sergeant II Doug Roller, Chief Trainer, Metropolitan Division K-9 Platoon
Mr. Chang Y. Lee, President, Korean American Federation of Los Angeles and
Representative for the Jindo Dog Promotion and Innovation Agency
Mr. Cheol-Hee Kim, President, SK Smart Naephone and
Representative for the Jindo Dog Promotion and Innovation Agency

Why:
The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division K-9 Platoon was contacted by the Jindo Dog Promotion and Innovation Agency to evaluate the Jindo dog breed for law enforcement service, specifically for patrol and detection service.  The testing and evaluation of the Jindo dog breed will occur in South Korea and will take place over a one week period.  Funding for the project was arranged by the Jindo Dog Promotion and Innovation Agency.  

The Jindo dog breed is recognized as the 53rd National Treasure of Korea and is renowned for its loyalty and intelligence. The collaborative Jindo Dog breed evaluation for law enforcement service is the first of its kind in the United States.
 
Contact:
For more information, please contact Media Relations Section at 213-486-5910.


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