Posts Categorized: Capital K9s News and Updates

Introducing K9 Bowie!

The Madison Police Department proudly announces the newest member of its K9 Unit, Bowie.  K9 Bowie is a three-year-old Belgian Malinois who was born in the Netherlands.  Bowie is handled by Officer Eric Disch and replaces Officer Disch’s former partner, K9 Jagger, who retired earlier this year. Both Bowie and Jagger were sponsored by the… Read more »

K9 Allied Finds Drugs & More In Car

On April 10, at approximately 11:13 PM, officers were dispatched to an anonymous report of a vehicle dealing drugs out of a restaurant parking lot on the northeast side of Madison.  Officers responded initially and made contact with the vehicle and sole occupant.  After conducting a preliminary investigation, officers requested that Officer Jason Baumgart and… Read more »

Madison Sewerage District Provides Realistic Training Ground For K9s

Madison’s K9 Unit was out in full force at the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District for a special training exercise. The officers and K9s practiced coordinating an armed response on the district’s 558-acre campus. The landscape includes prairies, woods, and wetlands– the perfect environment for practicing tactical searches and apprehensions in a challenging but safe atmosphere…. Read more »

Up In Smoke: Training With SWAT

The Madison Police Department K9 teams recently participated in smoke training with the MPD SWAT team. During smoke training, the dogs get acclimated to working with the handlers in gas masks and other equipment while being exposed to gas. They also learn to work around other people, namely the MPD Special Weapons and Tactics team…. Read more »