On the left: Deputy Andrew Ridley poses with his new K-9 partner Ax. With the addition of Ax, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has four K-9 units, enough to cover each shift. On the right: Woodsfield Police Department officer Jacob Black holds an excited Ciki, who thinks she is going to work. Black and Ciki are one of two new K-9 units recently added in Monroe County. The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office added Ax, who works with Deputy Andrew Ridley.Jacob Black is continuing a family tradition by becoming a K-9 handler. Black is pictured above as a child with his Ero, the dog that worked with his father, Monroe County Sheriff Charles Black.

Meet Monroe County’s newest K-9 officers

There are two new four-legged officers ready to keep Monroe County safe.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Woodsfield Police Department recently welcomed their new K-9 officers.

Let’s get to know our new officers and their handlers.


Woodsfield Police Department Officer Jacob Black and Ciki – Carrying on a family tradition


Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Ridley and Ax – Bringing the Ax

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