The Brown Deer Police Department’s K-9 Unit consists of K-9 Vader and his handler, Patrol Officer Joshua Morgan.
Vader is a Belgian Malinos, born in July of 2011, and joined the force in November of 2012. Vader works with Officer Morgan on the early shift.
Vader is trained in narcotics detection; apprehension and handler protection; tracking; and building searches. Vader and Officer Morgan received their training from DeMeaux Malinois Kennels in conjunction with Drexler School for Dogs, both located in Indiana.
Officer Morgan and Vader train on a regular basis to ensure proficiency, including a full day of training at least once per month with other K-9 teams from the Milwaukee metro area.
Above left to right: Officer Joshua Morgan, K-9 Vader and Stan Kass
The funds to purchase Vader were donated by the Stan Kass family, who has been very generous over the years in their support of Brown Deer’s K-9 program. Stan passed away in early 2017 and he will be greatly missed. Vader’s food is donated by Fromm Family Foods for his entire service life, and his grooming is donated by Community Bark in Bayside. Many other donors have made the sustained operation of this K-9 Unit possible.
If you have questions about Vader or the K-9 program, please contact Officer Morgan at (414) 371-2900 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
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