K9 Unit

OCPD K9 Team & Captains at 2022 National Night Out

The mission of the Oregon City Police Department K9 Unit is to provide specialized support to the Patrol and Investigative branches of the department. The Unit provides a resource to the officer and investigator on the street by utilizing the keen sense of smell and hearing of the canine whose task is to assist in the apprehension of suspects, the searching of buildings, finding articles of evidence, and protection of police officers and members of the community.

A K9 team is used whenever possible to augment officer resources by using specialized canine abilities. K9 teams respond to assist patrol and investigative operations on a city-wide basis, seven days a week, 24 hours a day. K9 teams also assist with emergency calls for service.

PhotoNameBirthdayHandler JobFun FactInstagram
Officer Jason Pohl and K9 GrendelK9 GrendelNovember 29, 2014Officer Jason Pohl
Narcotics Detection Canine
Grendel was donated to OCPD by a retired law enforcement officer.
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Officer Dan Shockley and K9 SlateK9 SlateMay 2, 2015Officer Dan Shockley
Patrol K9 for Oregon City Police Department (OCPD)
Slate is a very uncommon "Blue" Belgian Malinois. The blue refers to his unique coloring.
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K9 RonnieK9 RonnieN/AOfficer Alan Farmer
Patrol K9 for Oregon City Police Department (OCPD)
Ronnie, a Czech Shepherd imported from Slovakia, joined OCPD in 2020. 
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