Waite Park K9

The Waite Park Police Department started a K9 program in 1986 and has worked with many dogs over the years. 

Parker


Waite Park Police Department currently has one K9, a German Shepherd named Parker. He was adopted in January 2016 at the age of 1 year.

Parker is currently certified in narcotics and is working on his apprehension training. He patrols the streets of Waite Park with Officer JoAnna Bigler.

Kato - Retired January 2016

 
Kato is a German Shepherd from the Czech Republic. Kato, who is 7 years old, was retired in January 2016. Kato started to have problems with his hip that forced him into retirement. After retirement he will be spending his days, living the good life, in the home of a local police officer.

Dino

- Retired December 2013


Dino began working with the Waite Park Police Dept in October 2007.Dino was born in the Czech Republic and came to Minnesota in 2003. He was trained to locate narcotics, articles, suspects and missing persons. He was a great K9 and loved the police work he did. DIno retired in December 2013. In 2016, Dino became sick and passed away. 


Previous Waite Park K9s


Bear
Ranger
Cezar
Toby
Smoke
Bruiser
Lady
Dillon
Bandit
Cody

special recognition

Many of the K9s and their partners have performed dangerous apprehensions, building searches and searches for narcotics. Some of the K9s have been recognized for their outstanding performance at K9 trials on a state or national level. 

In 1993, K9 Toby received the Medal of Valor for his performance in apprehending a dangerous felon. His actions helped to keep the officers involved safe. 
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K9 Toby Medal of Valor Plaque
K9 Toby Medal of Valor