State police post adds new K-9


The Indiana State Police Versailles Post recently added a new four-legged friend to the ranks.

Trooper Jordan Craig and his K-9 partner, Franky, recently graduated from the Indiana State Police K-9 Academy in Indianapolis.

Franky is a 1½-year-old Dutch Shepherd/Malinois mix. Craig, a six-year ISP veteran, and Franky completed K-9 training in 12 weeks and accumulated more than 400 hours learning obedience, narcotics detection and other K-9 patrol functions.

The K-9 is certified in the detection of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack, heroin and ecstasy.

Craig and Franky were one of 11 K-9 teams that completed the training. The other 10 teams will work in various districts throughout the state. ISP currently has 36 patrol K-9 teams and six explosive detection K-9 teams.

After graduating from the ISP K-9 Academy with Franky, Craig’s previous K-9 partner, Krieger, is retired and will be able to relax at home with his owner and his family.

Since 2017, the 10 1/2-year-old Krieger recovered more than 77 pounds of illegal drugs, assisted in 700-plus arrests, recovered 46 firearms and assisted in seizing more than $500,000 in U.S. currency.

Craig and Franky will immediately begin their work together in the Versailles District, which covers Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.

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