The Concord Police Department has had a K-9 unit since 1965. Police dogs are used for narcotics detection, searches and protection work, as well as demonstrations at public events. Read more about CPD's K-9 unit on Concord Patch.
There are currently six K-9 teams in the Concord Police Department, and each one will be profiled in this weekly feature. Today, meet Officer Todd Nunn and K-9 Dantest:
Officer name: Todd Nunn
K-9 name: Dantest
How long you have been a police officer?: Nine years
Other PD assignments you have had/have: Patrol
How long you and your K-9 have been working together?: Four years
K-9 breed: German Shepherd
K-9 weight: 80 lbs
K-9 country of origin: Slovakia
K-9 command language: Czech
K-9 titles or certifications: POST
K-9 favorite toy: Chuck It Ball Launcher
K-9 favorite play/off-duty activity: Hiking, camping, playing fetch
K-9 favorite treat: Frozen beef bones
What is the best thing about being a CPD K-9 handler?: Being able to bring my dog to work with me every day and helping to keep my fellow officers and citizens safe.
What is the worst thing about being a CPD K-9 handler?: All the dog hair swirling around inside my patrol car during shedding season.
What is one thing the public likely doesn't know about Police K-9s and/or the CPD K-9 unit?: K-9 Dantest was donated to the Concord Police Department by Kathleen Tallman in loving memory of her son, William Tallman.