K-9 Division

Off Cordova and K9 SabreOfficer Sobierajski and Vega Officer Kobitka and Kaiser Officer Nick Kobitka and Kaiser
     Officer John Cordova            Officer Ryan Sobierajski
            and Sabre                                and Vega
                                            
                                                          
  

 
 
Geist
Geist
 
Off Simpson and K9 Rico
 Sgt. Jerame Simpson
with Rico

Dual Purpose Patrol Dogs
The Valparaiso Police Department currently utilizes four K-9 teams. All dogs are trained in narcotic detection, tracking, evidence location, handler protection, and suspect apprehension.  Each K-9 team participates in numerous weeks of training throughout each year and are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Since the establishment of the program, the K-9 teams have contributed to numerous narcotic arrests and apprehension of subjects through their tracking skills.

Each K-9 is a sworn member of the police department and lives with the officer and their family. Constant attention is given to the health and care of the department’s dogs. 
 
Annual K-9 Race
The annual K-9 race will be held on May 19, 2017.  The 5-K run will begin at 6:00 P.M., and the 1-Mile dog walk will begin at 6:15 P.M.  After the race concludes, the award ceremony will begin at 7:00 P.M. There will be a band playing from 7:00 P.M. until 11:00 P.M. For more information contact Todd Kobitz at tkobitz@valpopd.com.
 
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Click the link below to view the K-9's in training
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5M2teerlAQ