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K-9 Unit

A human-canine officer team is a tried and true law enforcement tool. With their keen eyesight, speed and sense of smell, police dogs can perform some tasks faster and at lower cost than human officers with less risk to officers and the public. With this in mind, the Yuma County Detention Center established its first ever K-9 Unit in August 2001.

The K-9 Unit was established with one dog and handler. Currently, the Yuma County Sheriff's Office has two full-time K-9 teams.

Current K-9 Teams

Deputy Bradley Kopp & K-9 Flora

Deputy Bradley Kopp & K-9 Flora

Dates of Service: August 2014 - present

K-9 Flora is a female German Shepherd and was born July 20, 2013 in the Netherlands. Flora and her handler, Deputy Bradley Kopp, attended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection...Read more>>

Deputy William Rice & K-9 Jax

Deputy William Rice & K-9 Jax

Dates of Service: August 2014 - present

K-9 Jax is a two year old male Belgian Malinois, born February 17, 2012. The Belgian Malinois is an alert, high-energy breed known for their speed, agility, and their strong desire to....Read more>>

 

Past K-9 Teams

Deputy Rice & K-9 Paris

Deputy William Rice & K-9 Paris

Dates of Service: May 2008 - April 30, 2014

K-9 Paris is a sable and black in color male German Shepherd and was born January 5, 2007. Paris was named after the ancient Athens leader Pericles meaning “Surrounded by Glory” and K9 Paris has proven to live by his name...Read more>>

K-9 Robby

Detention Officer Rogelio Felix & K-9 Robby

Detention Officer James Rochester & K-9 Robby

End of Watch: Saturday, February 17, 2007
Tour of Duty:  5.5 years

K-9 Robby, a light brown male Belgian Malinois originally from the Netherlands, attended the Basic Service Dog Academy sponsored by Arizona Department...Read more>>

 

 

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