Supporting Active & Retired Murrieta Police K-9's
K9s provide a valuable psychological impact and, when necessary, can physically apprehend a suspect.
As a tactical tool, their keen sense of hearing and smell, along with their speed and agility, are utilized to help locate people or evidence when time is of the essence. In high risk situations, the canine can approach or subdue a person without endangering the officer, who, would have otherwise had to deal with the incident alone.
MEET THE K9s SAVING LIVES
K-9 Buck is a 7 year-old Belgian Malinois born in the Netherlands. He is certified in Patrol and Narcotics. He is currently assigned to Officer Harwick. K-9 Buck and Officer Harwick have been a K-9 team since 2016. K-9 Buck received his initial training in the Netherlands and uses Dutch commands. In his free time K-9 Buck enjoys going on walks with Officer Harwicks' family and playing tug of war with his favorite toy.
K-9 Odin is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois. He is a certified patrol apprehension and Tracking K-9. He is currently assigned to Officer McCarthy. K-9 Odin and Officer McCarthy have been a K-9 team since February 2021. K-9 Odin was born, and received his initial 3 years of training, in the Netherlands. In his free time, K-9 Odin loves playing tug of war with his favorite rope toy, and going for runs and working out with Officer McCarthy.
K-9 Lew is a 3 year-old Holland’s Herder, A.K.A, Dutch Shepherd. K-9 Lew was born, and received his initial training, in the Netherlands and uses Dutch commands. He is currently assigned to Officer Bock and is certified in Patrol and Tracking/Trailing. K-9 Lew and Officer Bock have been a K-9 team since July of 2019. In his free time, K-9 Lew enjoys taking a dip in the pool, playing with his favorite ball and following Officer Bock around the yard.
K-9 Mick is a 4 year-old Belgian Malinois who was trained in the Netherlands. Mick is bilingual and understands Dutch and some broken English. Mick is currently assigned to Officer Hayes. The team has been together for almost two years. Mick enjoys swimming in Officer Hayes’ pool, destroying dog toys and playing fetch at the park. Mick also really loves to eat anything that Officer Hayes’ kids drop onto the floor.