K-9 Officers

Meet the Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officers.

  • K-9 Barca
    K-9 Barca

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 2003-2009) On November 15, 2003, the Gilbert Police Department purchased new K-9 Barca with funding from a donation from local businesses. Barca is a three year old Belgian Malinois from the eastern part of Holland. Barca retired in August 2011.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 5:48 PM, Contains 8 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Chucky
    K-9 Chucky

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 2008-present) Chucky is assigned to Officer Greg Thomas. Chucky joined the Gilbert Police Department in July 2008.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:33 AM, Contains 8 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Cosmo
    K-9 Cosmo

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 1993-1999) A German Shepherd born in Holland, Cosmo van Blitsaerd began working for the Gilbert Police Department in 1993. While on duty in 1996, Cosmo ripped her tendon while apprehending a suspect, an injury she never fully recovered from. Despite walking with a limp, Cosmo courageously continued her service to the people of Gilbert. Ultimately, a degenerative eye disease forced Cosmo into retirement in May, 1999. Loyal to the end, Cosmo passed away on May 29, 2002. Cosmo Park was named in her honor.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:34 AM, Contains 4 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Kimbo
    K-9 Kimbo

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 1998-2004) Police Service Dog Kimbo retired on September 15, 2004, after serving as a patrol and narcotic detector dog with the Gilbert Police Department for six and a half years. Kimbo ended his illustrious career after several hundred patrol and narcotics detection deployments. Kimbo was best known for his four, shiny titanium crowned, canine teeth after all four canine teeth had been broken in training accidents. During his career Kimbo won numerous trophies in Police K-9 competitions here in Arizona and in Las Vegas. Kimbo retirement was precipitated by a hip injury during a training exercise. After the injury his desire to work seemed to dissipate. He will spend his retirement years at his handler, Officer Todd Johnson's, residence.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:30 AM, Contains 4 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Mike
    K-9 Mike

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 2005-present) Mike is from Holland and is three years old. Mike has a PH 1 (police dog) certification from Holland and has been re-certified here in Arizona. Mike is enjoying his retirement at the home of his handler.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:31 AM, Contains 15 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Otto
    K-9 Otto

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 1999-2005) Otto is assigned to Officer Greg Thomas. Otto joined the Gilbert Police Department in February, 1999. He retired in July 2005 and is being cared for by Officer Thomas. Otto was in service from January 1999 through July 2005.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:34 AM, Contains 4 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Seiko
    K-9 Seiko

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 2004-2009) Seiko is assigned to officer Todd Johnson. Seiko joined the Gilbert Police Department in September, 2004.

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:32 AM, Contains 9 Photo(s)

  • K-9 Zorro
    K-9 Zorro

    Gilbert Police Department K-9 Officer (Service: 2009-present)

    Last Updated 10/08/2013 11:01 AM, Contains 3 Photo(s)