The Port Huron Police Department is starting a new collaboration with St. Clair County Community College. The two organizations are teaming up with college resource officers to enhance security. As part of the partnership, Port Huron Police are sending a four-legged officer to college this year. Blaze, a one-and-a-half-year-old German Shepherd, was born in the Czech Republic and began his career with the department in October of 2016. Officer Chad Smith is Blaze’s handler. Canine Blaze and Officer Smith are certified in narcotics detection, tracking, and handler protection through the United States Police Canine Association. Officer Chad Smith and Canine Blaze work as a team within the City Of Port Huron, throughout St. Clair County, and now at SC4.