Detective Trainee Rima “on the job” practices stealth search and “pat down” of suspect

February 7, 2023
Birch Bay, Washington
Have had several inquiries asking. “How is Rima’s detective training coming along?”
She’s doing very well thanks. Her rating this past month remains in the “Upper 10%” and she has a natural ability at “stealth searches.” The below photographs show her in action “in the field” as she silently approaches a suspect who she believed was in possession of contraband. Based on her probable cause (the nose knows) she immediately conducted a “patdown” search of his person.  (Turns out it was a biscuit, but no harm, no foul.)
                               The Approach                                                       The Alert

The Seizure
(Photos courtesy of Matt Hodel Photography)


  1. Patricia ONeill on February 7, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    The “looks” say it all as Rima prepares to nab her suspect: Approach, “Ah, there he is!” Alert, “You are a goner, buddy”! Seizure, “Nailed him!……I need a drink!”
    What does Matt say to get these looks……….definitely the dog whisperer! 👍😉🌵

    • Steve Hodel on February 7, 2023 at 5:49 pm

      Patricia O:
      Yep, he’s the best with pets, people or places. He loves the lens and the lens loves him!

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