K-9 Sven, a male German Shepherd, was born June 24, 2015 in Augsburg, Germany. Through generous donations and fundraisers, Sven was acquired from Vohne Liche Kennels located in Denver, IN. Sven and his handler, Deputy Justin Mendenhall, completed 320 hours of training at the Macon County Sheriff’s Department K-9 academy, located in Decatur, IL. Sven became a certified dual purpose patrol K-9. Sven is certified in narcotics, tracking, article searches, building and area searches, obedience and handler protection.