UNCG Campus Weekly

Campus Weekly is published each Wednesday when classes are in session. In the summer, it is published biweekly.

UNCG’s first police K-9, Aja retires

Photo of AjaUNCG Police’s first K-9, Aja, will retire effective Oct. 31, 2013. Aja’s retirement coincides with the retirement of her handler, Sergeant David Combs. Aja, a female German Shepherd dog, was obtained by the UNCG Police on May 10, 2007. After her training, she hit the streets with Sergeant Combs on August 6, 2007.

During her career, Aja had 317 deployments.

UNCG Police made the announcement this week via its Facebook page. Access the full post here.

According to the post, because of Aja’s searching abilities “police seized nearly 6 lbs. of marijuana, 30 grams of crack cocaine, various amounts of other narcotics, $31,945 in cash, 46 items of drug paraphernalia, 5 guns, and 1 car. Aja also made 7 criminal apprehensions after tracking suspects.”

– Information courtesy Jamie Herring, chief of police, UNCG Police. Photograph courtesy Nancy Sidelinger, News & Record