K-9 Unit

These dedicated officers and disciplined K-9 teams assist patrol police in detecting narcotics, explosives, aid in apprehending fleeing or hiding individuals, and help keep us safe. Evansville Police Foundation funds provide the Unit with training and equipment (E.g. protective K-9 vests and K-9 first aid kits).

K-9 Unit & Officers

The Evansville Police Department K-9 program is a volunteer program. Officers are selected through a screening process to join this select group of officers. K-9 officers and their families understand that assignment to the unit involves commitment–caring for the dog and spending many hours away from home conducting training exercises. The Evansville Police Foundation ensures that our officers are able to receive K-9s, an extremely valuable tool to Law Enforcement. The K-9 teams make the job much safer for the officers in our community because of their exceptional scenting abilities. Support the K-9 program and donate today.

Officer Bueltel & K-9 Gero

  • Dog: Gero
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: October 2010
  • Country of Birth: Netherlands
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Kong
  • Favorite Activity: Gero loves going to work. During his time off, he enjoys running and playing with other dogs and children at home and in his backyard.
  • Handler: Doug Bueltel
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2006

Officer Elfreich & K-9 Luna

  • Dog: Luna
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Date of Birth: March 2018
  • Country of Birth: Netherlands
  • Specialty: Explosive Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Tug and tennis ball
  • Favorite Activity: Sitting on top of her dog house
  • Handler: Zach Elfreich
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2005

Officer Herrmann & K-9 Kismet

  • Dog: Kismet
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: March 2016
  • Country of Birth: Czech Republic
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Kong
  • Favorite Activity: Playing fetch
  • Handler: Eric Herrmann
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2014

Officer Matthews & K-9 Bohdan

  • Dog: Bohdan
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: October 2012
  • Country of Birth: Czech Republic
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Kong
  • Favorite Activity: Agility and tracking
  • Handler: Jeremy Matthews
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2000

Officer Montgomery & K-9 Doc

  • Dog: Doc
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: May 2014
  • Country of Birth: Hungary
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Tug
  • Favorite Activity: Patrolling
  • Handler: John Montgomery
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2008

Officer Murray & K-9 Arlo

  • Dog: Arlo
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: January 2017
  • Country of Birth: Hungary
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Tug
  • Favorite Activity: Fetch
  • Handler: Drew Murray
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2013

Officer Offerman & K-9 Cash

  • Dog: Cash
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: August 2017
  • Country of Birth: Netherlands
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Ball
  • Favorite Activity: Lounging on the couch with his favorite blanket after a long day at work. 
  • Handler: Cory Offerman 
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2011

Officer Ross & K-9 Hiki

  • Dog: Hiki
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: January 2016
  • Country of Birth: Netherlands
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Chuck-it-Ball
  • Favorite Activity: Eating
  • Handler: Kacey Ross
  • Rank: Officer
  • Serving Since: 2006

Sergeant Thomas & K-9 Abot

  • Dog: Abot
  • Gender: Male
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepherd
  • Date of Birth: July 2012
  • Country of Birth: Slovakia
  • Specialty: Patrol/Narcotics Detection
  • Favorite Toy: Ball on string
  • Favorite Activity: Chasing bugs
  • Handler: Jason Thomas
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Serving Since: 1999

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