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VPD Canine Unit Police Service Dogs

PSD Blitz
Blitz

Handler: Constable Nick Florkow
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 91 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: November 7, 2017
K-9 Certified: June 25, 2019

Blitz was born in Czechoslovakia and joined the VPD in 2019. He is a general purpose police dog and enjoys finding criminals.

When Blitz isn’t busy at work, he enjoys playing fetch in the yard and going swimming.

 

PSD Cash
Cash

Handler: Constable Courtney Srigley
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 65 lbs.
Born:  May 8, 2019
K-9 Certified: December 22, 2020

Cash completed his Basic Canine Handler course in December 2020 and is a general purpose police dog. He was born in the Netherlands and is always excited to come to work.

Cash learns new tricks from his older brother Rhett, who is a retired VPD police dog.

 

PSD Ghost
Ghost

Handler: Constable Zach Fedora
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 70 lbs.
Born:  May 11, 2019
K-9 Certified: December 22, 2020

Ghost was born in the Netherlands and came to Canada in 2020, where he completed the Basic Canine Handlers course.

On his days off, Ghost loves to play with his brother, retired police dog Brando.

 

PSD Gibbs


Gibbs

Handler: Constable Dennis Jesus
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 73lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: June 01, 2016
K-9 Certified: June 26, 2018

Gibbs was born in Slovakia and moved to BC in 2018. He never misses an opportunity to say hello, and he loves to be petted.

At home, he enjoys going for long hikes with his handler and playing in the backyard.

 

PSD Griffin
Griffin

Handler:Constable Geoff Goodall a
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 76 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: February 6, 2014
K-9 Certified: July 16, 2015

Griffin comes from a family of police dogs. He was born in Saskatchewan and moved to B.C. shortly after. His name was chosen by the winner of a student competition.

Griffin is a very social dog, who loves to go to work and search for criminals. He also loves playing tug-of-war with his toys.



PSD Hunter

Hunter

Handler: Sergeant Ray Wong
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 65 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: March 03, 2013
K-9 Certified: July 16, 2015

Hunter was born in Slovakia. He came to the VPD after a brief time in California, and lives and works with his handler.

Hunter is trained in both criminal apprehension and explosives detection. He loves to fetch his ball and is fluent in Czechoslovakian.

 

PSD Jack


Jack

Handler: Constable Keith Howson-Jones
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 78 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: February 3, 2015
K-9 Certified: June 18, 2017

Jack moved to BC in 2016 from Slovakia, where he was born. He loves going to work with his handler.

Jack also enjoys having his belly scratched, playing with his toys, and rolling around on his back when he's relaxing at home.



PSD Jade

Jade

Handler: Constable Jesse Schellenberg
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 75 lbs.
Sex: Female
Born: February 02, 2018
K-9 Certified: January 15, 2020

Jade was born in Slovakia and joined the Vancouver Police in 2020. She is one of the newest members of the Canine Unit and the only female police dog. Jade loves to track down criminals when at work.

On days off, she likes to run around the backyard with her four-legged brother Gus.

 

PSD Jocko

Jocko

Handler: Constable Jon Kempton
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 75 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: October 27, 2016
K-9 Certified: June 26, 2018

Jocko was born in the Netherlands and came to Vancouver in 2018. He is trained in both criminal apprehension and explosives detection.

When Jocko isn’t busy at work, he likes to run around with his four-legged brother Bo and play fetch with his ball.

PSD Solo
Solo

Handler: Constable Vanessa Hallaway
Breed: German Shepherd
Sex: Male
Weight: 93 lbs.
Born:  November 21, 2018
K-9 Certified: December 22, 2020

Solo was born in Slovakia and began his training with the Vancouver Police Department in September of 2020. He graduated in 2020 and loves to work.

On his days off, Solo likes to hang out with his family.

 

 

PSD Vader


Vader

Handler: Sergeant Rich Lee
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 55 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: December 12, 2012

Vader loves to come to work with his handler and keep the streets safe. He is great at finding people and explosives.

On his days off, Vader likes being with his family and playing tug-of-war with his favourite toy.



PSD Vook


Vook

Constable Chris Hudson
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 90 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: June 8, 2018
K-9 Certified: January 15, 2020

Vook was born in Germany and raised in the USA. He is one of the newest members of the Canine Unit, and he loves to come to work.

On his days off, Vook likes to swim at the lake and go on long walks with his family.

 

PSD Walker


Walker

Handler: Constable Sim Roycombough
Breed: German Shepherd
Weight: 80 lbs.
Sex: Male
Born: November 10, 2015
K-9 Certified: June 26, 2018

Walker was born in Slovakia and came to Canada in 2017. He is a hard worker and loves catching criminals.

On his days off, Walker likes to run around in the sun and play fetch with his handler.

Dog Squad Collector Cards

If you know kids who love dogs, have them ask a VPD dog handler for their Canine Unit collector card. Collect them all!

Tour the VPD's Police Dog Training Facility

The VPD has a new dog facility and a show / training field with spectator seating.

For more information, email vpddogs@vpd.ca.

In Memoriam

Since 1957 when the VPD Canine Unit was first formed, eight police service dogs have lost their lives protecting the citizens of Vancouver.

Read their stories.

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