Guests will have a chance to mingle with dogs from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations (TBI) K9 unit at Alcatraz East. The special event will be on June 16, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm. The meet and greet is included in the regular admission price.
The K9s from TBI that will participate in the meet and greet event include Faith, Honey, Diesel, and Millie. The dogs have been trained in accelerant training from various programs nationwide, including the “Puppies Behind Bars” program.
Dogs entering K9 training programs are chosen for their characteristics, which include being social, cooperative, and hard-working. They go through vigorous training before they are ready to join law enforcement officers. The dogs are typically present to help provide patrol duties or for their detection abilities, such as detecting drugs, electronics, or explosives.