The Kenner Police Canine Unit was established in 1992 with only one dog team. Since then, the unit has grown to three dog teams which consist of two Belgian Malinois and a yellow labrador retriever.
In addition to their usual duties, K-9 officers are also dog handlers, meaning that they have to train and care for their canine partner. The responsibilities of a K-9 officer does not end with his shift. The dog is the police officer’s partner not only at work but also at home.
All three K-9’s are certified through the National police Canine Association in narcotic detection, K-9 Bas is also certified in patrol/criminal apprehension. The K-9’s live with the handlers and their families, making them more than just a police K-9, but a four-legged family member.
K-9 Bas is a Belgian Malinois that is trained in narcotic detection, criminal apprehension and tracking. K-9 Bas has been patrolling the City of Kenner since 2017. When K-9 Bas is off duty he enjoys lounging in the sun in his backyard and playing with his Kong toys, but he really enjoys going to work each day with his handler.
You can follow K9 Bas on Instagram: @k9_bas_
K-9 Rona is a Belgian Malinois who is trained in narcotics detection. K-9 Rona has been patrolling the City of Kenner since 2017. Rona loves her Kong toy and loves to play fetch up and down the levee. Rona really dislikes bath time but loves to be brushed. Rona can be a bit of a diva with FIVE dog beds at home. She is happiest during her training and real world scenarios. Rona loves to work but also loves spending time at home with her family!
You can Follow K9 Rona on Instagram: @k9_rona_
K-9 Muk is a Yellow Labrador Retriever who is trained in narcotics detection. K-9 Muk is the newest member of the K-9 unit and has been patrolling the City of Kenner since 2020. K-9 Muk gets so excited when he is at work he starts hopping around on his hind legs when he’s around his handlers.
You can Follow K9 Muk on Instagram: @k9_muk_