Officers Drago and Eno
Drago is a German Shepherd born on October 14, 2014, in Slovakia. He was placed into service on April 3, 2017, and serves our community as a dual-purpose drug detection dog. Drago's handler is Officer Adam Verschaeve.
Eno is a German Shepherd born on April 26, 2017, in Germany. He was placed into service on June 28, 2020, and serves our community as a dual-purpose explosives detection dog. Eno's handler is Officer Logan Core.
Both K-9s came to us through private funding from a Traverse City resident's generous donation.
Our K-9s are trained and certified 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 Verschaeve and Officer Core work extensively with their respective K-9s to keep them sharp, prepared, fit, and healthy so that when called to duty they are ready and waiting.
The Traverse City Police Department first deployed a certified police canine (K9) in 1993. Since that time there have been 6 different K9s along with 6 different handlers. Click "Program History" for a look at the past K9s.
Our K-9 teams are available to present demonstrations and promote safety and drug awareness at various community events or local businesses. To request their appearance at an event please contact Chief O’Brien at (231) 995-5150 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.