Tenaha PD Captain Joey Hudnall and Nyx become certified through the National Narcotics Detection Dog Association
Tenaha PD Captain Joey Hudnall and his dog Nyx attended training to become certified with the National Narcotics Detection Dog Association (NNDDA). Nyx is a 3 1/2-year-old Belgian Malinois that lives with Captain Hudnall. Nyx went through lengthy training to become certified with NNDDA, which will allow Hudnall to use her full time on patrol. “I’m required to keep her training up on a regular basis. She is now another invaluable tool to help fight the drug problem we face in Shelby County. Not only will she benefit the Tenaha Police Department, but we can be called out to assist every agency or school in Shelby County.” stated Hudnall. Hudnall and Nyx trained with Garrison PD Chief Tim Barton. Hudnall and Nyx were certified in Carthage along with numerous other dogs from East Texas.
NNDDA is a professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to the use and skill of scent detector dogs for the benefit of Law Enforcement and Private Industry. The purpose of the NNDDA is to provide training that relates to the laws of search and seizure, the use of scent detector dogs, and a process of certification for court purposes. For more information about the NNDDA please visit their website at www.NNDDA.com.