K-9 Unit

HISTORY:
The Olathe Police Department implemented a patrol canine program in 1995 with three dual purpose canines. In 1997 the Department added a fourth narcotic detector canine. In 2005, the narcotic detection canine was replaced with a dual purpose canine. The program has assisted in the apprehension of numerous violent criminal suspects and located millions in illegal narcotics.

The Unit is comprised of a Captain, a Sergeant, and four Patrol Officer/Handlers.

FUNCTION:
The canine teams are used in a variety of ways while deployed on shift. One of the most common uses of a canine team is for narcotic detection. The canines are also trained in all phases of criminal apprehension to include building search, tracking, area search and aggression control. Other areas of training include article searches and agility.

CURRENT CANINES:

Officer Tony Bussell

K-9 Partner Mojo

Officer Kyle Clausius

Officer Kyle Clausius

K9 Partner Sysko

Officer Andy Falcon

Officer Joel Flaschbarth

SRO K9 Partner Nela

  Officer Nick Stein

Officer Nick Stein

K9 Partner Hatto