Meet The K-9s & Their Handlers

Meet the members of the Anchorage Police Department’s K-9 Unit. All dogs perform the following functions: criminal apprehension, building search, handler protection, evidence recovery, and tracking. K-9s with special functions are noted below.

“Rocket” & Officer Haywood

  • Dog’s Name: “Rocket”
  • Handler/Lead Trainer: Officer M. Haywood
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Purchased From: Kasseburg Kennels, Alabama
  • D.O.B.: 1/1/2001
  • Weight: 52 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2/2004
   
“Chance” & Officer Tulip
  • Dog’s Name: “Chance”
  • Handler:
  • Breed: Shepherd
  • D.O.B.: 1/17/2006
  • Weight: 75 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2007
  • Purchased by: Conoco Phillips with funds donated to Dollars for Dogs
“MP” & Officer Keays
  • Dog’s Name: “MP”
  • Handler: Officer Nathan Keays
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • D.O.B.: 7/18/2006
  • Weight: 85 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 9/18/2008
  • Purchased by: Mr. and Mrs. Mike Porcaro and family with funds donated to Dollars for Dogs

“Jimmy Lee” & Officer Evans

  • Dog’s Name: “Jimmy Lee”
  • Handler: Officer Darrell Evans
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Purchased from: Shallow Creek Kennels, Sharpsville, PA
  • D.O.B.: 6/27/2007
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2008
  • Purchased by: V.F.W. Post 1685 with funds donated to Dollars for Dogs
“Dutch” & Officer Whetsell
  • Dog’s Name: “Dutch”
  • Handler/Trainer: Officer Jason Whetsell
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Purchased from: Kasseburg Kennels, Alabama
  • D.O.B.: 2/2001 in Holland
  • Weight: 80 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2/2004
  • Special Functions: Narcotics Detection. Officer Whetsell and “Dutch” are also assigned to the SWAT Team as the Tactical Canine Unit.
 
  • Dog’s Name: “Erl”
  • Handler:
  • Breed: Dutch Shepherd
  • Purchased from: Shallow Creek Kennels, Sharpsville, PA
  • D.O.B.: 12/6/2006
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2009
  • Purchased by: Eagle River Lions Club with funds donated to Dollars for Dogs
“Mocha” & Officer Brown
  • Dog’s Name: “Mocha”
  • Handler: Officer Lonnie Brown
  • Breed: Belgian Malinois
  • Breeder: Hari Khalsa “SWK9″
  • D.O.B.: 12/28/2001
  • Weight: 60 lbs.
  • Gender: Male
  • Start of Service: 2003
  • Special Functions: Narcotics Detection. A variety of narcotics with a passive indication
  • Most Notable: Gold Medals in Apprehension and Obedience, Silver Medal in Overall in 2005 World Police Fire Games in Quebec, Canada.

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