The City of Menasha Police Department is fortunate to two active K9's assigned to different shifts and roles. K9 handlers receive extensive training to meet National standards. After receiving certification, each K9 goes through re-certification each year it is in service. Our drug K9's also assist neighboring agencies when requested to do so.
It is the responsibility of each K9 handler to maintain the health and welfare of the K9 including proper nutrition, grooming, medical care, affection, and living conditions. Each K9 lives with it's handler and is allowed to socialize in the handler's home. In most cases, the K9 and handler are a pair for the entire career of the K9. Please read below on each of our K9's.
K9 Apollo is relatively new to the Menasha Police Department. Officer Miller, who came to Menasha from a different agency, already had Apollo and through fundraising efforts was able to get the Menasha Police Department outfitted to deploy Apollo. Apollo has 6 years of experience between Menasha PD and Clintonville PD. He has been involved in a large amount of drug busts including Heroine, Methamphetamine, Cocaine, Marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
K9 Geller (Facility K9)
K9 Geller is a facility K9 that is assigned to SRO Jorgenson in the Elementary Schools. Geller is a two-year-old golden retriever/lab mix who has had two years of extensive training along with intense training with SRO Jorgenson at Canine Companions regional headquarters in Delaware, Ohio. Geller is trained to help children open up and be more willing to share concerns or information they may otherwise be uncomfortable with. She is also trained to work specifically with children that are identified with autism, gross motor deficiencies, and going through severe emotional disturbances. Geller even has her own Facebook account!