SAR K-9 Unit's first bloodhound completes training and reports for duty


Last updated 8/19/2023 at 3:11pm

13-week-old bloodhound puppy Albert was donated to the Sheriff's Department in January 2022. Village News/Courtesy photo

Albert joined the San Diego County Sheriff's Department in January 2022 as a 13-week-old puppy. He was donated to the Sheriff's Department by the Honorary Deputy Sheriff's Association (HDSA). After more than a year of training, he is now serving our communities as part of the Sheriff's Search and Rescue (SAR) K-9 Unit. His special mission is to help find missing and at-risk people. Albert graduated from training at the end of March 2023 and received his badge from Sheriff Kelly A. Martinez.

The bloodhound is named in memory of Sergeant Don Albert Parker. Parker was a 25-year veteran of the...

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