K-9s’ Safety Search for Drug and Weapons at RBHS Conducted as a Collaborative Effort With Riverside Police Department
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, at approximately 9:30 am, a canine search for the presence of illegal drugs and weapons was conducted at Riverside Brookfield High School. The search was initiated as a collaborative effort between District 208, the Riverside Police Department, and several canine officers and their partners from various area towns to aggressively prevent illegal drugs and weapons from entering our schools. No arrests were made.
Chief Thomas Weitzel commended school officials, students, and teachers for their cooperation in working toward ensuring a drug free school for the students and parents of Riverside Brookfield High School.
Riverside Police had a trained firearms dog on scene as part of the overall safety search.
Cooperating in the K-9 search were, District 208 staff, K-9’s from the Berwyn Police Department, Cook County Sheriff’s Police, Forest Park Police Department, Naperville Police Department and North Chicago Police Department. The Brookfield Zoo Police Department provided a K-9 that is trained to detect firearms.
A total of ten (10) canines were utilized to search the school within one class period of 35 minutes.