K-9 Unit

K9 Unit Small File
The K-9 Unit is comprised of three officers paired with dual-purpose canines certified for patrol functions and the detection of controlled substances. These teams are on call 365 days a year, responding to a variety of situations. They provide a unique capability to the Rapid City Police Department and support law enforcement agencies in the surrounding area.
The three dogs assigned to the K-9 Unit were imported from Europe. Each dog will remain with the K-9 program until they retire from the Department
  • K9 Hooni, a Dutch Shepherd, joined the RCPD in 2022. Hooni works with K9 Officer Brandon Thompson.
  • K9 Vito, a Belgian Malinois, joined the RCPD in 2020. Vito works with K9 Officer Garrett Mastin
  • K9 Max, a Belgian Malinois, Joined the RCPD in 2020. Max works alongside K9 Officer Roan Reiman.
The Rapid City Police Department is extremely pleased to provide the assistance of these service dogs to the citizens of Rapid City. Their impact on modern day policing is immeasurable and allows the Department to provide much better service to the community.

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