The City of Madison Police Department recently announced the addition of its newest member to its K9 Unit — K9 Bowie. Bowie, a three-year-old Belgian Malinois born in the Netherlands, will work alongside Patrol Officer Eric Disch. Bowie is Disch’s second K9 and replaces K9 Jagger, who retired earlier this year.
Bowie and Jagger were both sponsored through the generous financial support of Karen Walsh and Jim Berbee, MD. As sponsors, Karen and Jim had the opportunity to name each K9. Connected to their love for rock music, Jagger was named after Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones, and Bowie was named after late musician David Bowie.
Bowie is a dual purpose canine trained to detect illegal drugs, track people, search buildings, locate evidence, and assist in the apprehension of crime suspects. Disch and Bowie recently completed their certification process and will work during the night shift.
Please welcome Bowie to the K9 Unit! Learn more about the K9 Unit on the MPD K9 Unit webpage, and follow Capital K9s on social media.
The financial support provided by Capital K9s — all made possible through sponsors and donors — enables the MPD K9 Unit to protect and serve the citizens of Madison with the services of a highly-trained, certified, and professional K9 Unit.