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 generous financial support of Karen Walsh and Dr. James Berbee.  As sponsors, Karen and Jim have the naming rights for this dog.  Fans of the rock genre, Bowie is named after musician David Bowie.

Bowie is a dual purpose canine trained to detect illegal drugs, track people, search buildings, and locate evidence in addition to other trained skills. Officer Disch and K9 Bowie recently completed their certification process and are assigned to the night shift. 

Please join us in welcoming Bowie to the team!  For more information on our team, follow us at and follow our not-for-profit fundraising organization, Capital K9s at .  Our unit is grateful for the financial support of Capital K9s and our sponsors which enable us to continue to provide the citizens of Madison the services of a highly trained and professional K9 unit.