Picture L to R: Devon Morris, Cameron Williams, Martavious Gordon, Anthony Brooks, Tshawnbe Price, Ronnie Vickers, Jamichael Mccray, Cameron Crimbley. Front row L to R: Greg Harrell, K-9 Kenzo, Officer Jayson Myers, BPS Director Jerry Carter
Officer Myers had the idea to help train his partner, Kenzo, with compartments connected together in a ‘pigeon-hole’ style casing. Myers contacted BHS Construction teacher of 17 years, Greg Harrell, and shared his vision.
Billy Kang, store manager at Home Depot, donated pressure treated lumber to BHS for Harrell’s students to highlight their skills.
Harrell’s students diligently went to work and developed two ‘pigeon-hole’ boxes with 32 compartments each. Harrell allowed his advanced students to use common carpentry and cabintry procedures, by using “rabbet and dado joints.”
To utilize the equipment, Kenzo will be tasked with discovering the drug-filled covey. When Kenzo has found the compartment with drugs, he will immediately sit and wait patiently. He is rewarded each time he picks the correct location.
Director Jerry Carter of BPS was pleased to see such a great working relationship between his department and Harrell’s class. He added that having that positive relationship benefits the entire community.