April 15, 2024
Jenko, a retired Oceanside police Ok-9. Picture credit score: Display screen shot, fox5sandiego.com

Oceanside police held a retirement ceremony Saturday for a Ok-9 named Jenko that situated 200 suspects throughout six-plus years of service.

The 7-year-old Belgian Malinois is a dual-purpose Ok-9 licensed in each patrol work and narcotics detection. He additionally served as a Ok-9 attachment to the SWAT staff and served in high-risk operations, in line with the division.

Throughout his profession on the power, Jenko assisted in additional than 50 narcotics and proof seizures, together with roughly $25,000 in foreign money, 5 firearms and greater than 100 kilograms of narcotics, police mentioned.

He was chargeable for finding 200 suspects, together with 15 felony suspects. He additionally took half in lots of competitions, garnering quite a few top-five finishes in quite a lot of classes.

Jenko labored alongside three Ok-9 handlers. His closing handler, with whom he labored for 2 years, will preserve Jenko in retirement.

– Metropolis Information Service