Trussville Police Department is fortunate and proud to have a new dual purpose K-9. His name is Leonidas “Leo” and his handler is Officer Holloway. Leo came from Czech Republic and is part Shepherd and Belgian Malinois. Our dual purpose K-9 is used for narcotics detection, building searches for hidden suspects, area searches for hidden suspects in woods, or open areas, to locate lost or missing persons, and general preventive patrol. The K-9 unit is “on call” should they be needed during off duty hours. When off duty, the K-9 lives at home with his handler as a part of the family.