K-9

Photo Credits: Mark Fingar

Ghost (Photo Credit - Mark Fingar)

Ghost

Bado (Photo Credit - Mark Fingar)

Bado

Ghost

Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs is excited to introduce our newest member of the Sheriff’s Office. Ghost is a German Shepherd who was named the “Top Dog” in his K-9 class.  Ghost is a dual purpose K-9 that specializes in explosives and will be used in patrol functions as well. Ghost's  first official day of work was February 2, 2022. His handler is Deputy Ashley Garcia.

K-9s play a very important role in law enforcement. They are a proven law enforcement tool that has the potential to save time and resources. K-9s keen sense of smell coupled with their speed and agility can locate people or objects in less time than deputies.

In high-risk situations, K-9s can apprehend a suspect without personal injury or risk to deputies or civilians. Having a K-9 on-scene, visible and available for deployment, frequently de-escalates a situation and leads to the peaceful apprehension of suspects.

Ghost was purchased from Tarheel Canine in North Carolina who specializes in importing and training police service dogs. Deputies traveled to Tarheel Canine back in September to select a dog. Once Ghost was selected he spent the next five months in training on a daily basis. In January, Deputy Garcia traveled to North Carolina and spent four weeks training with Ghost. 

Sheriff Diggs said, “In the past, we had relied heavily on our surrounding agencies to bring in a K-9 when needed and we are very appreciative of their help. In most cases, time is of the essence and having our own K-9’s cut this response time down significantly." The K-9 and training were paid for by the agency’s drug asset forfeiture funds.

Bado

Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs is excited to introduce our newest member of the Sheriff’s Office. Bado (Baa-doe) is a 2 1/2 year old Belgian Malinois. Bado’s first official day of work was November 13, 2019. 

K-9s play a very important role in law enforcement. They are a proven law enforcement tool that has the potential to save time and resources. K-9s keen sense of smell coupled with their speed and agility can locate people or objects in less time than deputies.

In high-risk situations, K-9s can apprehend a suspect without personal injury or risk to deputies or civilians. Having a K-9 on-scene, visible and available for deployment, frequently de-escalates a situation and leads to the peaceful apprehension of suspects.

Bado was purchased from Tarheel Canine in North Carolina who specializes in importing and training police service dogs. Deputies traveled to Tarheel Canine back in May to select a dog. Once Bado was selected he spent the next five months in training on a daily basis. In October, a Deputy traveled to North Carolina and spent four additional weeks training with Bado. 

Sheriff Diggs said, “Our K-9 Saber’s success has been so great and there has been a high demand for him so we have added Bado as another resource to help with this demand.  In most cases, time is of the essence and having access to another K-9 can help cut this response time down significantly.” 

A local business owner has offered to donate the vest for Bado.

Saber & Deputy Schultz - (Photo Credit - The Daily Press)

Saber & Deputy Schultz - Photo Courtesy of The Daily Press

Saber

Sheriff J.D. “Danny” Diggs is excited to introduce Saber. Saber is now a 4 year-old German Shepherd who was born in the Czech Republic.

Saber’s first official day of work was December 4, 2018. His handler, Deputy Brett Schultz, is a 14-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.

K-9s play a very important role in law enforcement. They are a proven law enforcement tool that has the potential to save time and resources. K-9s keen sense of smell coupled with their speed and agility can locate people or objects in less time than deputies.

In high-risk situations, K-9s can apprehend a suspect without personal injury or risk to deputies or civilians. Having a K-9 on-scene, visible and available for deployment, frequently de-escalates a situation and leads to the peaceful apprehension of suspects.

It has been a long process to get Saber on the streets of York County. Saber was purchased from Tarheel Canine in North Carolina who specializes in importing and training police service dogs. Deputies traveled to Tarheel Canine back in May to select a dog. Once Saber was selected he spent the next five months in training on a daily basis. In November, Deputy Schultz traveled to North Carolina and spent four additional weeks training with Saber.

Sheriff Diggs said, “We have relied heavily on our surrounding agencies to bring in a K-9 when needed and we are very appreciative of their help. We hope to be able to assist them in the future, if needed. In most cases, time is of the essence and having our own K-9 will cut this response time down significantly.” Deputy Schultz added, “Saber is a great dog with a very high drive and he loves to train and work. I have great expectations of him.”

The K-9 and training were paid for by funds seized from drug dealers.

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