It was an important week for Parko, the Berea Police Department’s K9 unit. Last Friday, Parko detected suspected methamphetamine in a suspect’s vehicle during a traffic stop, leading to an arrest of an Irvine man.
This week Chief David Gregory revealed that Parko will be retired as soon as June.
K9 Officer Jeff Harness will then get a new dog next fall when it completes training. Parko is eight years old, and has assisted the Berea Police Department in numerous arrests.