Updated Canine page

K9 Ciko

K9 Ciko is a three year old Dutch Shepherd from the Netherlands. Ciko and his handler, Ofc. Gannon completed a 6k9 pic 5 week handler/trainer course at Lynwood Kennels, in Fremont, Oh.
Ciko and Ofc. Gannon have been on patrol since April 2011. They have seized more than $60,000 worth of heroin, cocaine, marijuana and illegal prescription medications from the city streets. The team also assists with the CPD SRT and other local agencies when needed. tgannon@chillicothepolice.com

K9 Koby

K9 Ofc. Micheal Short and his partner K9 Koby were certified through the Trainer Course and Handler Course at Gold Shield Canine in Columbus, OH in early 2012. This K9 Team is Certified through OPOTA and is part of the Chillicothe Police SRT (Special Response Team). K9 Koby is a trained Dual Purpose Belgian Malinois born in the Netherlands. This K9 Team has located Evidence, Suspects, and Narcotics while on Patrol.


The mission of the canine unit is to provide a trained canine that can be deployed whenever needed to fulfill a mission to safeguard the community and its officers. Additionally, to provide a clear deterrent to resistive suspects intent on assault, evasion or escape.

The training of the handler team include, but is not limited to, the following skills:

1) Tracking

2) Building Search

3) Field Search

4) Handler Protection

5) Physical Apprehension

6) Narcotics Detection

Standards of performance are in compliance with North American Police Work Dog Association and OPOTA Standards



Special thanks to Chris Adkins of Petland. They have graciously donated the kennel system, treats, food and toys.
Also thanks to Northfork Animal Clinic who provides Veterinary services.

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