Wilmington Police Partnering with K-9 Jorga

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- The Wilmington Police Department is excited to announce their new partnership with K-9 Jorga and her handler Randy Searls of I&I International K-9 Search and Rescue Team, who have agreed to volunteer their time and services to the Department. Jorga specializes in finding missing persons, building searches, evidence and article search, and human decomposition odor detection. Jorga’s services will now be available to the Wilmington Police Department 24-hours a day.

According to Searls, Jorga has found four missing people, 12 cadavers and been involved in securing five convictions.

She has already assisted the Wilmington Police Department Homicide Investigations Unit on several high-profile cases over the past 18 months.

At the age of 2, Jorga has had an extensive career working with the FBI, State Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, as well as multiple other federal, state and local government agencies.

While most K-9 officers spend about 6 weeks initially working with their dogs before going to work in the field, Jorga and Randy have been training continuously in multiple disciplines since she was about 3 months old.

“Jorga is truly a unique K-9,” said Chief Ralph Evangelous. “She and Randy will be a great compliment to our existing K-9 team, and a huge asset to the local community.”

For more information on Jorga, visit her web site at http://www.iik9.org/

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