Over the past few years, the Bozeman Police Department K9s have contributed immensely to solving and deterring crime in Bozeman. We currently have two K9 Officers. The officers and their K9s routinely assist in drug searches, building searches, and tracks.
Our K9 program's experience and success is well-known and is utilized by the Montana Highway Patrol, Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, Montana State University Police Department, and Belgrade Police Department.
A K9 officer faces a busy schedule. In addition to handling calls, the officer also needs to constantly train and maintain their K9 partners.
A K9 needs 10-15 hours per week of continual training to keep their skills at the highest levels. Baths, runs, and vet visits keep the K9 officer busy. Most of the time these things are done during the officer's day off. The K9s live with their partners and a true bond is developed between them.
City of Bozeman's K-9 Officers
Officer Quinn Ellingson with Roman
Officer Tracy Senenfelder and Kuno