OFFICER ALEX SPROWL AND RAIDER
OFFICER KACI MORRIS AND RYKER
Lt. Sean Kostelnik and Marko
Sgt. Joe Cowser and Kaiser
Sgt. Todd Kobitz and Jax
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 next annual K-9 race will be Friday, May 19, 2023 at Central Park Plaza. The junior police fun run starts at 5:30, the run at 6:00, and the dog walk at 6:15 p.m. Pre-register online at www.runsignup.com until 8 a.m. May 19, 2023.
5K competitive run (all ages) and 1 mile walk (ages 13 and older)- $25
Children 12 and under (1 mile walk only)- $15
NEW: Jr. police run (un-timed fun run for younger children, T-shirt included)- $15
Race day registration: $30 (run and walk) at Central Park Plaza
Moisture wicking shirts guaranteed to all runners and walkers pre-registered before 5/10/23
Applications can be picked up at the Valparaiso Police Department
For more information contact Sgt. Todd Kobitz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Click here to view the K-9's in training.