Meet K-9 Erik. He’s a long-haired, purebred German Shepherd Dog from the Czech Republic. Czech shepherds are known for having clear minds and stable temperaments. When not working, Erik is a great companion and is quite social, but while on the job he is focused and confident. Erik lives with his handler, K-9 officer Patrick Reardon and his family, which includes two other dogs.
Erik is trained in tracking, area searches and narcotics tracking. Erik can be used to find someone fleeing from a crime scene, locate missing persons and track evidence that may have been left behind from a burglary.
K-9 Erik is a familiar sight around town, regularly visiting with students, Scouts and the public at presentations and public events.