New K-9 Officer | City of Findlay, Ohio

New K-9 Officer

The Findlay Police Department announced the addition of another K-9 unit to the Findlay Police Department.  K-9 “Deke” has joined the force.  Deke is a one year old mix of German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois breed that was imported from Jessen, Germany.  He and his handler, Officer Jacob Atkins, recently completed their K-9 training at Von Der Haus Gill German Shepherds, and are on patrol.  Deke is a dual purpose K-9 trained for patrol work and narcotics detection.  He loves to work, play tug, and chase a ball.


The addition to the K-9 unit was made possible through the support of the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation which approved the grant for the Law Enforcement K-9 Fund.  Charitable donations made from private citizens and businesses made the grant possible.