Special Thanks to Stone Ridge Veterinary Hospital for compiling this awesome list!
Meet Sully, 7-year partner of Officer Dan Nowack(who’s been with RPD for 29 years!).
Sully is a good working pup, but he’s had a few embarrassing moments along the way. His handler shared his favorite memory of Sully with us:
One day, during the search of a church building, Officer Nowack saw Sully climb up some stairs behind the alter. A few moments later heard a splash. The next time he saw Sully he was swimming across the baptismal pool!
Officer Jeff Phillips and Chip! This duo has been together for 5 years of service. Chip is the only cadaver police certified K-9 in western/upstate NY. He is certified by I.P.W.D.A and assists police departments across NYS in human remains.
Officer Phillips loves working with Chip, and fondly remembers how he once helped track & locate a missing 2 year old child who became lost in a neighborhood. Thanks to Chip and the efforts of the police force, the little girl was returned safely to her home.
Thank you both for your service!
Officer Carney and K-9 Dexter(aka “Dex”) have had the privilege of working together for the last year!
When Officer Carney first brought this handsome pup home, Dex made quite the impression. Upon meeting officer Carney’s other dog, Rocky, Dex was given a test of speed. Rocky began chasing Dex around the backyard, and Dex played along. He ran and ran until finally meeting his match, and falling into the in-ground pool!
Thank you both for your service! And Dex- be careful near the pool this summer!
Officer Jason Cropo has been working with K-9, Jack, for 3 years. Jack is a handsome pup who LOVES peanut butter and posing for candid photos in the driver’s seat of the police car.
Thank you Officer Cropo and Jack for your service!
Sergeant Jorge Perez and K-9 Kahn! Sergeant Perez and Kahn have worked together for only 8 short months, but their bond is strong. Sergeant Perez said “Picking him up at the airport when he was brought to the U.S., we seemed to have an instant bond. Kahn has been very loving toward me and a great partner.
Thank you Sergeant Perez and Kahn for your service!
Officer Jason Hess and his K-9, Kato! Officer Hess has been handling Kato for 3 years, making sure to slip him his favorite snack from time to time- baby carrots!
Officer Hess’ favorite memory with this sharp pup is when he was looking for a suspect who committed a robbery and was believed to have committed twenty others. After a long track, Kato found the suspect hiding in the bushes. We’re certainly impressed!
Thank you both for your service!
Pierson(aka “Piers”) is K-9 partner to Officer Mike Eaton. Officer Eaton has been working with his pup for 3 years now.
Three days after bringing Piers home as his first working dog, Officer Eaton hid his Kong toy on top of the fridge so it would be out of sight and mind. After leaving the room for a few minutes, he heard a crash. Returning to the kitchen, Officer Eaton found Piers sitting on top of the fridge with his Kong in his mouth and all of the items from the top of the fridge scattered across the floor.
Now that’s what we call determination! Thank you for your service Officer Eaton and Pierson!
Last but not least!
Our last K-9 dog to feature is Tokaj! Tokaj has accompanied his handler, Officer Tim Campe, for one year. Tokaj is a handsome dog who’s great at his job, and loves his family. His favorite snack is whatever he can convince Officer Campe’s children to give him!
Officer Campe’s shared a funny story about Tokaj with us: