Canine Unit

Nikky

Breed: Belgian Malinois
Birthplace: Netherlands
DOB: October 12 2014
Commands: Dutch / German
Color: Fawn with black mask

Nikky specializes in patrol deployments for narcotic detection, article searches, tracking for missing / wanted persons and suspect apprehension.

 Annual Certification

This extremely well-trained team reinforce their formal training through annual certification from the National Police Narcotics Association. They also conduct in-service training, with an average of 32 hours per month. In addition to individual training, the SLPD K9 units join with other K9 teams in the Yuma county area for training. The dedication of the officers in this unit and their K9 partners is the reason for the success of this program. Both of the K9 teams perform extremely well and are an integral part of the drug interdiction efforts of the SLPD.

K9 Nikky and Officer Aldama

K9 Nikky is our most recent evolution of the SLPD K9 program. Officer Aldama and K9 Nikky have served the citizens of San Luis for over a year.

K9 Care

The K9 officer Aldama and his family house K9 Nikky at their home, provide for their daily care and welfare, and make many personal sacrifices in order to care for K9 Nikky. K9 Officer Aldama and his K9 comply with the high standards of the SLPD and serve above and beyond their normal duties as officers because of their K-9 duties.

Laika

Breed: Belgian Malinois
DOB: 03/20/2015
Color: Tan & Black
K-9 Laika: Specializes in narcotics detection, criminal apprehension, and handler protection.

Certification: National Police Canine Association (NPCA) and National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA)

Favorite toys: Kong, tug toys, and fire hoses.

Annual Certification 

This extremely well-trained team reinforce their formal training through annual certification from the National Police Canine Association (NPCA) and National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA)  They also conduct in-servicetraining, with an average of 32 hours per month. In addition to individual training, the SLPD K9 units join with other K9 teams in the Yuma county area for training. The dedication of the officers in this unit and their K9 partners is the reason for the success of this program. Both of the K9 teams perform extremely well and are an integral part of the drug interdiction efforts of the SLPD.

K9 Laika and Officer Cardenas Officer Cardenas and K9 Laika have served the citizens of San Luis for over a year.

K9 Care

The K9 officer Cardenas and his family house K9 Laika at their home, provide daily care, welfare, and make many personal sacrifices in order to care for K9 Laika . K9 Officer Cardenas and his K9 comply with the high standards of the SLPD and serve above and beyond their normal duties as officers because of their K-9 duties.

Retired Canines

Rambo

Denise

Zaza

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