Retired K-9s

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Otto | K.C. | Neko | Xaro | Chatter | Baila | Mickey | M.J. | Sandy | Nikki | Koda | Nero

 

Otto with his handler, Officer EnnisOtto 

Otto has been with the Chapel Hill Police Department since 2002. He is a German Shepherd, from Holland. Here he is pictured during an agility exercise with his handler, Officer Ennis. He and Officer Ennis are assigned to the patrol division, and perform tracking and apprehension duties as well as narcotics detection.


Officer Shinn and K.C.K.C. 

K.C. is a German Shepherd, from Czechoslovakia. Here he is pictured with his handler, Officer Shinn. K.C. and Officer Shinn are assigned to the Patrol Division performing tracking and apprehension duties as well as narcotics detection. K.C. was purchased thanks to funds donated by the Kiwanis Club of Chapel Hill.


Officer Orbich and NekoNeko 

Neko became a member of the Chapel Hill Police Department's K-9 Unit in December 2002. He retired in 2005. He is a solid black German Shepherd, from Germany. Here he is pictured with his handler, Officer Orbich. Neko and Officer Orbich were assigned to the Patrol Division, and performed tracking and apprehension duties as well as narcotics detection. Neko's favorite duty was tracking. In March 2003, Neko attended his first certification trial with the United States Police Canine Association and certified with a score of 642 points out of a possible 700.


Officer Orbich and XaroXaro 

Xaro has retired and lives with Officer Orbich, who has been assigned another dog, Neko. Xaro worked with the Chapel Hill Police Department for seven years, starting in 1996. He is a German Shepherd, and was imported from the Netherlands. Here he is pictured with Officer Orbich. He and Officer Orbich were assigned to the patrol division, and performed tracking, apprehension, and narcotics detection duties.


Sergeant Quinlan and ChatterChatter 

Chatter has been with the Chapel Hill Police Department since 1997. She retired in October, 2003, and lives with her former handler, Sergeant Quinlan. She is a German Shepherd, born in Czechoslovakia. She and Officer Quinlan were assigned to the patrol division, and performed tracking, apprehension, and narcotics detection duties. In October, 2001 Chatter placed 1st in the Region 2 Police Dog Trials in Hickory, NC. This allowed Chatter and Officer Quinlan to compete at the national level. The National Police Dog trials were held in Plant City, Florida, October 6th -11th, 2003. Chatter and Officer Quinlan were placed into a team with three other handlers and their dogs. Their team won third place in the nation. Officer Quinlan was promoted to Sergeant in September, 2003.


Officer Jim Orbich and BailaBaila 

Baila became a member of the Chapel Hill Police Department's K-9 Unit in December 2005. She is a Belgian Malinois who was imported from the Netherlands and was purchased with funds raised by the Carrboro-Chapel Hill Chamber of Commerce. In December 2005, Baila completed her initial 14 weeks of training with a final score or 670 points out of a possible 700. Here she is pictured with her handler Officer Jim Orbich. Baila is currently assigned to the patrol division and performs tracking and apprehension duties as well as narcotics detection. Baila has a high level of motivation and desire to perform her duties.


Officer Terrence Fearrington and MickeyMickey 

Mickey is a male German Shepherd from Holland. He has served with the Chapel Hill Police Dept K9 Unit since 2004 and has been with two handlers. Mickey is pictured here with his handler Officer Terrence Fearrington. Officer Fearrington and K9 Mickey are assigned to the Patrol Division. K9 Mickey is certified by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA) in tracking, apprehension duties, narcotics detection, and also evidence recovery.


Officer David Funk and M.J.M.J. 

M.J.'s full name is Mary Jane. She was born on the 4th of July in the Czech Republic. She has been with the Chapel Hill Police Department since June of 2008. She is certified with the USPCA in narcotics detection, tracking, evidence recovery, and apprehension. M.J. is pictured with her handler Officer David Funk. M.J retired from the Chapel Hill Police Department in 2013..


K9 Sandy FullSandy 

Sandy, a female German Shepherd, was one of the department’s first two patrol dogs completing training in December 1990. Sandy’s duties included tracking, drug searches, and suspect and evidence searches. She was forced into an early retirement in 1991 due to a degenerative back condition. Sandy enjoyed a long retirement as a member of her handler’s family.


K9 Nikki FullNikki

Nikki served the Chapel Hill Community as a patrol dog from 1992 to 1996. Nikki enjoyed tracking, and searching for drugs and suspects. Following personnel moves, K-9 Nikki was transferred to another law enforcement agency in Tennessee in 1996 where she continued to serve as a patrol dog.


Officer Gabe Shinn and KodaKoda 

Koda joined the Chapel Hill Police Department in April 2008. He is a German Shepherd from Europe and is trained in tracking, apprehension and narcotics detection. Koda went through 8 weeks of training to learn his trade and since becoming a police dog; has assisted officers with catching criminals and finding drugs. His energy, good nature and great nose make him a fantastic addition to the Chapel Hill Police Department. Koda is pictured with his handler Officer Gabe Shinn. Koda and Officer Shinn are assigned to the patrol division.


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Nero

Nero, a male Belgian Malinois, served as one of the first two patrol dogs to work at CHPD. Nero completed training in December 1990 and provided service in tracking, drug searches, suspect and evidence searches. Nero’s favorite duty was suspect apprehension. Nero competed in three National trials placing fifth in Washington, D.C. in the box search category. Nero was well known around the department for his interesting personality. He retired in 1997 with his handler to their farm in Chatham County.
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