K9 Unit

The West Fargo Police Department has three officers and their canine partners assigned to this specialized unit. The K9s handle all areas of regular patrol work, but are available for specialized roles such as: 

  • Burglary or robbery response
  • Crime in-progress calls
  • Area and building searches
  • Vehicle and narcotic searches
  • Tracking and apprehension of fleeing suspects
  • Searching for lost persons
  • Community engagement opportunities

The K9 Unit goes through ongoing training to maintain and improve skills. Some of the dogs are cross-trained to specialize in more than one area. The West Fargo Police Department currently has two German Shepherds and a Dutch Shepherd. When not at work, the K9s live with their handles and are a part of the family. 

K9 Macho

Handler: Sergeant Pete Nielsen
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 4 years old
Country of origin: Slovakia

West Fargo Police Department K9 Macho posing in grass

K9 Brewtus

Handler: Officer Brock Ackerman
Breed: German Shepherd
Age: 4 years old
Country of origin: Germany

West Fargo Police Department K9 Brewtus poses in grass.

K9 ToSti

Handler: Officer Ben Orr
Breed: Dutch Shepherd
Age: 7 years old
Country of origin: Holland

Tosti (jpg)