The Traverse City Police Department is proud to have two in service police K-9 teams.
Officer Bazner and his K-9 partner ZUK and Officer Smith and his K-9 partner LUK .
ZUK is a German Shepherd breed born on November 25, 2007, in Poland. He was placed into service on April 9, 2010, where he serves our community as a dual purpose drug detection dog.
LUK is a German Shepherd breed born on May 18, 2009, in Poland. He was placed into service February 27, 2011, and serves our community as a dual purpose explosives detection dog.
Both K-9's came to us through outside financing. ZUK joined our Department through a generous donation from the Oleson Foundation and LUK joined our Department through a Homeland Security Grant.
Our K-9's are certified through the International Police Working Dog Association or I.P.W.D.A. They are trained in tracking, obedience, handler protection, building article, and area search.
Our Department is pleased to offer our community and other local law enforcement agencies such well trained K-9 teams.
Officer Bazner and Officer Smith work extensively with their respective K-9's to keep them sharp, prepared, fit, and healthy so when called to duty they are ready and waiting.