Current K-9 Unit

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Jax | Kearney | Stitch | Thor

 

Jax and Officer ShawJax 

Jax is a German Shepherd Belgian Malinois mix from Hungary.  He was purchased by the department in January 2011.  Jax finished his 14 week basic school by certifying with the International Police Work Dog Association in narcotics detection, tracking, evidence recovery, and apprehension.  He is pictured with his handler, Officer Stephen Shaw.  His high energy and motivation make him a great police dog.  Jax and Officer Shaw are assigned to the patrol division.


Kearney and Officer BelcherKearney 

Kearney joined the Chapel Hill Police Department in 2009. Kearney is a Belgian Malinois who was imported from the Netherlands. In March of 2010 Kearney completed his initial 14 weeks of training and is currently certified through the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA). Here, Kearney is pictured with his handler, Officer Jason Belcher. Kearney is currently assigned to the Patrol Division and is trained to perform duties such as tracking, narcotics detection, article searches, and apprehension. Kearney is a very animated K-9 with high energy and a great deal of determination to perform his duties.


Stitch

Stitch

Stitch is a three year old Dutch Shepherd from the Czech Republic. In December 2013 she completed her initial 14 weeks of basic patrol training with her handler David Funk. K-9 Stitch is certified with the International Police Working Dog Association in narcotics detection, tracking, evidence recovery, and apprehension. Officer Funk named Stitch when he noticed the tip of her left ear missing the day he got her. Stitch spends her days off at home with Officer Funk alongside retired K-9's M.J. and Mickey.


ThorThor 

Thor is a Dutch Shepherd from Holland.  In December 2013 he and his handler Greg Taylor completed their 14 week basic patrol training.  Thor is certified through the International Police Working Dogs Association in narcotics detection, tracking, evidence recovery, and apprehension. 

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