K-9 Division



Officer Sobierajski and Vega Officer Kobitka and Kaiser Officer Nick Kobitka and Kaiser           
  Officer Ryan Sobierajski                                          
             and Vega                                         
                                                           
   

KOBITZ-GEIST

Sgt. Todd Kobitz and Geist
  
  K9 SABRE

Sabre





Off Simpson and K9 Rico
  Lt. Jerame Simpson 
 and Rico

Dual Purpose Patrol Dogs
The Valparaiso Police Department currently utilizes six K-9 teams. All dogs are trained in narcotic detection, tracking, evidence location, handler protection, and suspect apprehension.  Each K-9 team participates in numerous weeks of training throughout each year and are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association. Since the establishment of the program, the K-9 teams have contributed to numerous narcotic arrests and apprehension of subjects through their tracking skills.

Each K-9 is a sworn member of the police department and lives with the officer and their family. Constant attention is given to the health and care of the department’s dogs. 
 
Annual K-9 Race
The annual K-9 race for 2020 has been cancelled.  For more information contact Todd Kobitz at tkobitz@valpopd.com.
 
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Click the link below to view the K-9's in training
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5M2teerlAQ