Through State Farm Insurance Company sponsorship, K9 Mika and K9 Handler John Neeb became the first arson K9 team in the region. K9 Handler Neeb trained more than 200 hours in Maine and New Hampshire over a four-week class.
Training consisted of sniffing fire scenes for accelerant evidence. Neeb is a Certified Accelerant Detection K9 Handler through the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He graduated August 2020.
Neeb and Mika must go to at least 50 fires to recertify each year.