Officials receive courthouse dog training

January 29, 2011 • Local News

Molly B, a training dog from Seattle, waits patiently for commands at the Chaves County Courthouse Friday during Meet the Courthouse Dogs, a legal training course on the issues and protocol of using assistance dogs. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Courthouse Dogs, LLC, a Washington state consultant firm that trains public officials and various organizations on how to use courthouse dogs in the courtroom, trained several Roswell public officials this week. On Friday, the last training session took place at the Chaves County Courthouse.

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Janetta B. Hicks and Assistant District Attorney Alan Griffin, as well as several Roswell attorneys, law enforcement officials and members of the public, attended Friday’s session.

“I think that a courthouse dog could be a phenomenal tool in the criminal justice system for all of the participants,” Hicks said. “Every time there’s a trial, it’s an Login to read more

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