February 20, 2020 15:36
On Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., the Portland Police Bureau held a meet and greet with the newest member of the Narcotics and Organized Crime unit (NOC), Niko the K9.
Officer Devlin has been a member of the NOC unit for 14 years. Niko joined the team about a year ago. Niko has been trained to find methamphetamine, heroin, and cocaine. During the meet and greet Niko was able to demonstrate how he finds drugs with a training drug decoy.
The NOC unit is dedicated to getting drugs off the streets of Portland. With the help of their three dogs NOC is able to find more drugs and money than an officer without the assistance of a K9.
In 2019 the K9's helped NOC seize an estimated total drug value of $24,946,330.
In 2019, NOC also seized an estimated: