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Prescott Valley Police K9 Joey to retire

Courtesy the Prescott Valley Police Department<br>Prescott Valley Police Department K9 Joey will officially retire on Jan. 27 when he is adopted by his handler, Officer Paul Hines.

Courtesy the Prescott Valley Police Department<br>Prescott Valley Police Department K9 Joey will officially retire on Jan. 27 when he is adopted by his handler, Officer Paul Hines.

Prescott Valley Police K9 Joey will retire this Thursday at the town council meeting and will be adopted by Officer Paul Hines, his handler.

Hines will pay the Town of Prescott Valley $1 to buy Joey and relieve the town of any liability for the dog, after which Joey will live the rest of his life with the Hines family as their pet.

Joey, who started working for the police department in 2004, had an impressive record of drug, money and property seizures and made several criminal apprehensions, including catching a felon for the Yavapai County Sheriffs Office in Chino Valley last year, said Sgt. Brandon Bonney, spokesman for the Prescott Valley Police Department.

The Prescott Valley Police Department K9 Unit will also host an open house at KennelKamp Village at 9049 E. Florentine Road in Prescott Valley from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 5 for community members to visit with K9 teams, ask handlers questions, wish Joey a happy retirement and take pictures. Refreshments for both humans and dogs will be provided.

Call Sgt. Askew at 772-5114 for more information about this event.

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