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.