Remember these faces? Dag and Dart have both passed into the next level of their training, and they have been assigned to Officers Christopher Jones and Maricela Corral, respectively.The bonds between the K-9s and their handlers will strengthen and their skills will improve as they progress through the training process.
Meet K9 Dag, the 4th young Malinois currently training with the LAPD Metro K9 Platoon. Dag is a litter mate to Dart, born and bred in Slovakia. He already looks as though he loves his job! On average, it takes 3 to 6 months for a K9 to become fully certified for field work. Follow […]
Third of four young Malinois currently training for a slot on the LAPD Metro K9 Platoon is Dart. Dart passed his first test at the time he was chosen from a breeder in Slovakia, when he greeted newcomers with a tail wag, friendly greeting, and readily accepted a leash, but many pitfalls lay ahead before […]
The second of four fledging Malinois K-9s is Rocky, from the Netherlands, also training for a slot on the Los Angeles Police Metro K-9 Platoon. Don’t that sleepy look fool you, when he gets in the field, he’s all get-up-and-go! Can he develop the laser-like focus needed to avoid distractions by cats or squirrels? […]
Meet Uunas, one of three young Belgian Malinois now training on a trial basis with the Los Angeles Police Metro K-9 Unit. Follow Uunas with us on FB and Instagram as he goes through the rigorous schooling necessary to become a member of this elite K-9 Platoon. Will he make it or wash out? […]
“Shots Fired, Officer Needs Help” went out over the police radio band in summer 2017, and the Metropolitan Division K-9 Platoon of the Los Angeles Police Department responded immediately. Officers conducting a parole compliance check had been fired at by a suspect hiding behind a metal security door. Exchanging gunfire with multiple officers, the suspect […]
Welcome to our new web page and first ever blog post! Although the Los Angeles Police K9 Fund has been in existence for over 35 years, we never before had a presence on the web or on social media. We plan to catch up, with a vengeance, so we can let our donors and sponsors […]