Police K9 Program
The Roseburg Police department is proud to announce the formation of a K9 Unit. Officer Todd Crouse, Officer Ryan Dingman and Officer Travis Dahl have been selected to be the handlers for the dogs. All of the K9 teams are now on patrol. The tracking K9s, Helix (Hell-icks) and Iago (Yah-go) are both German Shepherds and are trained to locate persons and property. The drug detection K9, Dora, is a Malinois. New pictures of the K9s and their handlers will be coming soon.
The program has been made possible through donations and grants from local businesses, organizations and individuals. Chief Jim Burge said "We are thrilled with the response from the community." Volunteers have successfully raised fifty thousand dollars and that money will pay for the entire program for the first full year.
Would you like to have a K-9 presentation for your school or civic group? We can schedule this type of event, as our schedule allows. Please email Sergeant Jeff Eichenbusch at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a presentation.
K9 Helix K9 Iago K9 Dora
The year end K9 Committee fundraiser is taking place on December 12, 2013. For more information, please see the following flyer.
Below is a K9 demonstration video at the 2013 YMCA Healthy Kids Fair
We now have "Friends of the Roseburg Police K9 Program" hats and shirts available for purchase. You can find the order form by clicking here. Please check out the photos of the shirts and hats by clicking here.
- Pledge your support by mailing a tax-deductible donation (tax ID 93-6002247) to Roseburg Police Department c/o Chief Jim Burge; donations are also gladly accepted at the City of Roseburg Police Department and City Hall.
You can view a video of our progress by clicking the following link http://youtu.be/hbu-t0CYZ7Y
Officer/Handler Todd Crouse & K9 Helix Officer/Handler Travis Dahl & K9 Dora
Officer/Handler Ryan Dingman & K9 Iago