The Green Bay Police Department Canine unit began in the spring 1986 with a single canine and handler. Today the canine unit consists of 6 dual purpose canines. The term dual-purpose means that a police dog is capable of working as a patrol dog and as a detection dog respectfully.
The patrol dogs work efforts consists of:
- Tracking suspects or missing persons
- Conducting building and area (wind) searches for suspects
- Evidence searches
- Apprehension of resistive suspects
- Handler protection
Narcotics & Bomb Detection
Five of our canines are certified in narcotics detection and one, Puma, is certified in bomb detection. We have at least one canine team assigned to each shift.
Invaluable Training & Dedication
Canines are an invaluable part of patrol. The training and dedication of the handlers and their partners has paid off immensely by the safe resolution of many incidences through the years. In addition, countless narcotic finds have removed a substantial amount of illegal narcotics off the streets.
All of our canines are directly funded through community donations with maintenance and medical costs funded through our city budget process.
Meet the K-9’s
The Canine unit consists of:
- Officer Reetz and K9 Bose (German Shephard) Narcotics / Tracking
- Officer Merrill and K9 Neo (Belgian Malinois) Narcotics / Tracking
- Officer Clark and K9 Roco (Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd) Narcotics / Tracking
- Officer Brann and K9 Drago (Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd) Narcotics / Tracking
- Officer Salzmann and K9 Pyro (Belgian Malinois) Narcotics / Tracking
- Officer Conley and K9 Puma (German Shephard) Explosives / Tracking
- Lieutenant Buth is a K9 unit supervisor
- Lieutenant Sobieck is a K9 unit supervisor
- Commander Warych
Check out the Canine unit photo gallery to get a glimpse of its members!