LB - Torre Nissan

Home | Classifieds | Place an Ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS
Palo Verde Valley Blythe/Quartzsite Times | Blythe, California and Quartzsite, Arizona

home : latest news : regional July 27, 2015


5/2/2013 5:10:00 PM
New sheriff's deputy in town - w/video
Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Colorado River Station has new K9 unit
Deputy Chico and his  partner, Deputy Jesse Deacon.
Deputy Chico and his partner, Deputy Jesse Deacon.

Jaclyn Randall
Former Times Editor


BLYTHE - Deputy Chico is brand new to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department-Colorado River Station. He has been on active duty for less than a month, yet in that time he has helped bring down criminals and found drugs in vehicles. More impressive is that Deputy Chico is just two years old and from Belgium.

Deputy Chico, a Malinois breed, was imported to the States and selected by Colorado River Station Deputy Jesse Deacon. Prior to coming stateside, the Belgian shepherd trained extensively in the Netherlands for the first part of his life learning many different techniques.

Deacon and Chico have been a team since January, attending K-9 training that required 240 hours of patrol, people, building, and narcotic searches. Deacon, who has been with the department for seven years and has experience on the Blythe Narcotics Enforcement Team, is excited to provide the area with a much-needed service to the community through Chico.

Sheriff's officials said that they were grateful to the La Paz County Sheriff's, the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Border Patrol, California Department of Corrections and the Blythe Police Department for use of their K-9s in the past and now they look forward to aiding the same agencies or others the same way they were assisted.

"We could always use the other agencies' K-9s but we would run into the dog being needed elsewhere so we would find ourselves short," said Deacon. "Now we have a K-9 and we look forward to being a huge asset to those same agencies and the community."

Deacon had to go through a countywide competitive application and interview process to receive the K-9 handler position. Receiving the position, Deacon had to commit at least two years to the position and the Colorado River Station, meaning that if Deacon leaves Colorado River Station, Chico remains.

"I have no plans on leaving Blythe or Chico," said Deacon.

Future plans for Chico include making special appearances at the local schools and using him as an educational tool to the students.

In the meantime, Deputy Chico will be hanging out with Deacon and helping to keep the streets clean of drugs and criminals.

Go to pvvt.com to watch a video of Deputy Chico and Deputy Deacon in action.


    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Interstate 10 at Tex Wash Bridge to partially reopen Friday

•   Aggravated felon-sex offender arrested illegally entering U.S. along the Colorado River

•   I-10 bridge collapse survivor: 'I found God'

•   OBITUARY: Marshall Mitchum Jr.

•   Special Olympics Law Enforcement Final Leg Torch Run



Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Catalina McLain

Congratulations Jesse and Chico! I know you will make the Blythe Station proud. I hope you get to use him on sweeps in the Jail! lol. I'm very proud of you and to have had the opportunity to work with you!


Page 1  - Page 2 -  



Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search


HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Blythe, CA
Click for weather forecast





Find It Opinions Features Milestones Submit Extras Other Publications Local Listings
Home | Classifieds | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Obituaries | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-News | RSS | Site Map
LB - Torre Nissan

Powered by 72dpi

Copyright 2015 Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times is the information source for Blythe, California, Quartzsite, Arizona and surrounding area communities. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Western News&Info, Inc.® Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a service of WNI. By using the Site, pvvt.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the site's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the site. Click Here to email your questions or comments to the Webmaster. Palo Verde Valley Times Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.


Software © 1998-2015 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved