The Kennewick Police Department introduced their newest K9 to the community on Wednesday.

K9 Ivan is a 2-year old German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix from the Czech Republic.

Officer Brad Kohn, who recently retired after 30 years of service, trained all of the departments K9 officers as well as those form other departments across Washington.

Ivan has over 1,000 hours of training and was certified with handler Officer Chris Whitney as a Patrol K9 Team .

Ivan's duties are to keep police officers safe and to locate suspects utilizing his searching and tracking abilities.

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