Rockford's K9 Heroes

OFFICER STEDMAN
& K9 DUTCH

About K9 Dutch

From: Hungary

Breed: Dutch Shepard

Age: 3.5 years

Tenure: 2 years

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Favorite Toy: Tennis Ball

Favorite Pastime: Relaxing, Walks & Belly Rubs

 
 
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Officer Geiken and Sully talk about the 2019 Friends of Rockford Police K9 fundraiser

Fun K9  Facts
  • A canine has the ability to smell 100,000 times stronger than a human.
  • A properly trained police dog saves 600-1000 man-hours every year.
  • K9 officers reduce the risk to human officers by alerting to danger long before a human can detect it.
  • A canine's presence often prevents escalation of force.
  • K9 handlers are more likely to be involved in a use of force incident than a regular deputy or patrol officer.
  • K9 officers may not know who the "bad guy" is so it is important to cooperate with police if you encounter one.
  • K9 officers live with their handlers.  This promotes a better bond, but they are not treated as a "pet."
  • Most K9 officers come from Europe.
 
(source: https://harlequinblog.com/2016/03/interesting-facts-about-k-9-officers/)

About K9 Sully

From: Germany

Breed: German Shepard Belgian Malinois Mix

Age: 4 years

Tenure: 2.5 years

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Favorite Toy: Tug Toy

Favorite Pastime: Belly Rubs

OFFICER VARGAS

& K9 NYX

About K9 Nyx

From: Poland

Breed: Belgian Malinois 

Age: 3 years

Tenure: <1 year

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Favorite Toy: Tug Toy

Favorite Pastime: Belly Rubs

 

About K9 Otto

From: Germany

Breed: German Shepard Belgian Malinois Mix

Age: 18 Months

Tenure: 1 Month

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Favorite Toy: Tug Toy

Favorite Pastime: Playing Fetch

OFFICER WILSON
& OTTO
 

Thank you 2018 Sponsors!  Your generous sponsorships, donations and ticket purchases

resulted in the addition of our newest K9 Team. 

Welcome Officer Wilson and Otto!

OFFICER GEIKEN 
& SULLY
 
OFFICER CARPENTER & K9 KAI

About K9 Kai

From: Belarus

Breed: German Shepard Belgian Malinois Mix

Age: 1.5 years

Tenure: 6 months

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension, Narcotics

Favorite Toy: Tug Toy

Favorite Pastime: Belly Rubs

 
OFFICER BERGSTROM
& K9 DAX

About K9 Dax

From: Holland

BreedBelgian Malinois 

Age: 3.5 years

Tenure: 2 years

Specialty: Tracking, Criminal Apprehension

Favorite Toy:  Tennis Ball

Favorite Pastime: Playing Fetch

CONTACT INFO

Friends of Rockford Police K9
788 Freedlund Drive
Rockton, Illinois 61072
(262) 880-3977
friendsofrockfordpolicek9@gmail.com

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