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The Wright City Police Department K-9 Unit is made up of K9 Athena and Patrolman A. Huston, DSN 135. K9 Athena is a five year old female Belgian Malinois, not spayed, from Holland and has been with the department since August 2017. K9 Athena and Patrolman Huston, a 19 plus year veteran in law enforcement, went through the Basic K9 Handler Academy, Dowdy Dawgs, with Master Trainer Brian Dowdy, at the Saint Louis Metropolitan K9 Facility for six weeks and they continue training at least twice a month for approximately 14 hours along with additional training off and on duty. 

K9 Athena is certified as a dual purpose K9 in narcotics, tracking, trailing, article searches, obedience, and aggression work. In her spare time, K9 Athena likes to keep active playing with her Kong toys and running around having fun. She loves to hang out with family and enjoys putting on demonstrations for anyone willing to watch her perform. She dislikes being kept in her kennel. 

K9 Athena assists in training or teaching exercises and helping school districts out by keeping students, staff and citizens safe as well as surrounding agencies. She loves to protect and serve the community. 

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    Wright City Police Department
    203 Veterans Memorial Parkway
    Wright City, MO 63390
    (636) 745-3541
    (636) 745-9978

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