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K-9 Unit

 

History

The unit currently consists of a Unit Commander, a Supervisor, and three K-9 teams.  The K-9 teams are patrol trained, consisting of instruction in such areas as criminal apprehension, tracking, building searches, and handler protection.  Additionally, Officer Adam Ziegler and K-9 Titan, are trained in explosives detection while Officer Michael Tirado and K-9 Rebel, are trained in narcotics detection.  Officer Todd Brown and K-9 Spartan perform narcotics detection and missing persons tracking.  Our newest members of the unit are K-9 Pelo and his handler Officer Ryan Osmola.  Pelo is a two year old Shepherd/Malinois mix.  He is a dual-purpose K-9 that is trained in both patrol functions and narcotics detection.

 

Present Day

The unit currently consists of a Unit Commander, a Supervisor, and three K-9 teams.  The K-9 teams are patrol trained, consisting of instruction in such areas as criminal apprehension, tracking, building searches, and handler protection.  Additionally, Officer Adam Ziegler and K-9 Titan, are trained in explosives detection while Officer Michael Tirado and K-9 Rebel, are trained in narcotics detection.  Officer Todd Brown and K-9 Spartan perform narcotics detection and missing persons tracking.  Our newest members of the unit are K-9 Pelo and his handler Officer Ryan Osmola.  Pelo is a two year old Shepherd/Malinois mix.  He is a dual-purpose K-9 that is trained in both patrol functions and narcotics detection. 

The K-9 Officers are highly committed to making Deptford the safest community in Gloucester County.  They dedicate a great deal of their personal time to attending various educational and community sponsored events as well as caring for their K-9 partners.  They are always willing to serve not only Deptford Township but other communities in Gloucester County and the region.

Contact Information

Lieutenant John Storms, K-9 Unit Commander
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5192

Police Officer Adam Ziegler
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5196

Police Officer Michael Tirado
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5236

Police Officer Todd Brown
Phone: (856) 686-2204, Ext. 5228 

Police Officer Ryan Osmola
Phone: (856) 686-2204 Ext. 5256