SAVANNAH (Oct. 16) – Savannah Police K-9 Bolt has won the Fort Stewart Military Police Working Dog Competition. Bolt’s teammate was Cpl. Jon Lindsey of SPD’s K-9 unit. Team Bolt received 599 of 600 points and placed first in every available category.
The competition consisted of multiple graded events including: Obedience/Obstacle Course, Controlled Aggression/Bite Work, Narcotic/Explosive Detection, Building Search, Pistol Stress Shoot, Rifle Stress Shoot, K-9 Tactical Combat Casualty Care. The competition was comprised of teams from Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Bryant County Sheriff’s Office, Richmond Hill Police Department, Fort Stewart Military Police Section, Navy Security Forces (Kingland, GA), and the 1st Ranger Battalion.
Bolt is a 4.5 year old Belgian Malinois. He was born in Europe and procured Shallow Creek Kennels (PA). Bolt was purchased in August 2021 and trained by Cpl. Lindsey. He is trained in narcotic detection, criminal apprehension, tracking, evidence recovery, and building search. He was certified through National Narcotic Detector Dog Association on October 1, 2021. Since being certified he has been involved in 165 arrests involving narcotic activity and violent crime. K9 Bolt is credited with the seizure of over 40 pounds of controlled substances, $27,532 drug related currency, 63 illegal firearms in his first two years of police service. When not working, Bolt’s favorite past time is couch time with his family.