Currently the Canine Unit consists of one police service dog Paco and his handler Officer Joshua Jackson. Canine Paco is a 7 year old Belgian Malinois from Holland. Trained as a dual purpose canine, Paco can be used for both patrol duties and narcotics detection. In the patrol role Paco can be utilized for suspect apprehension, searching areas and buildings for hiding suspects, and for master protection.
As a narcotics detection canine, Paco is used to detect the presence of the odor of a narcotics substance. Paco is trained for the detection of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Paco has had several successful narcotics finds and has assisted in the apprehension of a number of suspects. As a canine and handler team Officer Jackson and Paco are able to save countless man hours each year in searching for suspects and evidence as a result of the dog’s extremely keen senses.
If you are interested in more information regarding the Yuba City Police Department Canine Unit feel free to contact Officer Josh Jackson or Lt. Thomas Tappe at 530-822-4660.
Last published: October 23, 2012 10:13 am