Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Welcomes Fourth K9 Patrol Team

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) announced they are welcoming Deputy Heise and K9 Chucky as a new patrol team to the K9 Unit. Deputy Heise has been selected as the new JCSO K9 handler after a rigorous testing process. Prior to being selected as a K9 Handler, Deputy Heise assisted the team as a K9 decoy/Agitator.

Deputy Heise and K9 Chucky

Deputy Heise and K9 Chucky have completed an in-depth, 8-week training course with a local trainer, Dutch Canine. The 8-week course included daily physical training, canine care, legal parameters and policy, tracking, building searches, obedience and control, apprehension, and handler protection. As a final test, Deputy Heise and K9 Chucky passed the Oregon Police Canine Association (OPCA) standardized certification. Deputy Heise and K9 Chucky have created a special bond and JCSO members say that they look forward to their success as a team while serving and protecting the citizens of Jackson County.

K9 Chucky (aka Chuckenheimer) is a 3-year-old, Belgian Malinois/ Dutch Shepherd mix. K9 Chucky joins his brother, K9 Capo who works with Deputy Hegdahl as a K9 Patrol team at JCSO.

Within the last year JCSO has increased the specialized unit from two to four patrol K9’s. Officials credit the continued success of the dogs to community involvement, and hard work from the K9 Handlers and trainers.

Courtesy of JCOS

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