“Not everyone wants to be a K-9 handler. It is a lot of work and a lot of responsibility. However, the benefit for the police force and the community is easy to see. It’s a very successful partnership. We’re together in the car for 10 hours a day, and it’s really amazing how well it works. Without the support from Cherokee Nation, there is no way we would have been able to support this growth.”

— Wade Lamb, South Coffeyville police chief