Meet Meri: Coral Springs Police Department’s Newest Addition to the K9 Task Force

Meet Meri: Coral Springs Police Department’s Newest Addition to the K9 Task Force

Detective Corey Logan poses with Meri, March 9, 2022 [photo by Jen Russon}

By: Jen Russon

The K9 Unit at the Coral Springs Police Department has grown by one, with the addition of a single-purpose narcotics sniffing dog named Meri.

The German Shorthaired Pointer joined the force earlier this year, completing her month-long training alongside her partner, Detective Corey Logan, who has former police experience as a dog handler.

“We got Meri from Hungary. I carry her passport with me,” said Logan, adding a sit command in Dutch, the language Meri is trained in.

Logan added Meri lives with his family and that his school-aged children love having her around.

Just two years old, Meri overcame a bout with pneumonia only a few weeks ago and is now fully recovered, riding in a heat alarm sensored car driven by Logan.

When the pair stopped to chat with Coral Springs Talk, Meri was about to begin her first shift at 2 p.m.

Meri is trained to passively search for narcotics and is certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA).

The energetic K9 was acquired from Shallow Creek Kennels in Pennsylvania and paid for with forfeiture funds. Meri is one of five canines currently serving Coral Springs police.

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