Reception to honor K9

The Ventura Police Department has four K9 Teams assigned to Patrol. This is Officer Hrynyk and Jag.

Land Rover Jaguar Ventura will host a law enforcement appreciation reception honoring K9 Jag, the Ventura Police K9 Unit and law enforcement county-wide. The event will be held November 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

In March of 2016 Officer Hrynyk was selected as the Ventura Police Department’s next K9 handler. He was paired with K9 Jag. Jag was brought directly from Germany to Ventura at 18 months old. Jag was purchased through a generous donation from Land Rover Jaguar Ventura.

“Most folks do not realize that our police dogs are purchased through public and private donations, and without support of the public and companies like Land Rover Jaguar Ventura, we wouldn’t have these wonderful animals out on the streets keeping our community safe,” said Sergeant Kenny Welch, supervisor of the K9 Unit.

The Ventura Police Department has four K9 Teams assigned to Patrol. The K9 Teams are available for deployment seven days a week, providing protection to our community twenty-four hours a day. The Ventura Police K9 Unit and the National Police Dog Foundation (NPDF) work together to raise funds for the K9 Unit. The funds raised by the K9 Unit, and the NDPF, help pay for the canines, their training, and medical bills. All Ventura Police canines, past and present, were paid for through the generosity of the NPDF and from local businesses and individuals. No taxpayer dollars were used in the purchase or training our canines. The cost of a canine can range from $6,000 – $7,000, not including training and certification, which can be upwards of an additional $8,000 – $9,000.


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