Door County Sheriff’s Department Introduces Newest Member of Team, K-9 Odinn

The Door County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to announce the newest member of the Department, K-9 Odinn. Deputy Matt Tassoul, the lead officer in the department’s K-9 program, started a six-week training program in mid-September at a facility in New Mexico. Dep. Tassoul worked with a two-year-old German shepherd at the training facility before it was determined that a different dog, Odinn, would be a better fit for Dep. Tassoul.

“The great thing about this program is that the trainer works hard to match each dog with an officer of a similar disposition to guarantee success. It is essential that the dog and handler get to know each other and bond during the process,” said Sheriff Delarwelle. “After training for a few weeks, it was recognized that Odinn would be a more appropriate fit for Dep. Tassoul, and for our community.”

Dep. Tassoul and his K-9 partner have returned to Door County and will continue to train together for the entirety of Odinn’s career.

The Door County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention Foundation, a component fund of the Door County Community Foundation, promotes innovative programs and equipment that will enhance law enforcement agencies in establishing strategies to prevent crime and strengthen relationships with the community. The goal of the Crime Prevention Foundation is to raise funds to pursue items that would not otherwise be included in the budget. These funds are available to all Door County law enforcement agencies.

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