Second annual Chillin with VPD

Officer Hrynyk with K9 Jag and Officer Therrien with K9 Yoschi will be at the Chillin Event.

The Ventura Police Department, Ventura Police Community Foundation and McConnell’s Fine Ice Cream invite the community to come “Chill with VPD”. The second annual community event will be held on Saturday, January 21, 12:00-3:00 p.m. in the south west parking lot of the Pacific View Mall nearest to McConnell’s.

Community members will have the opportunity to view a K9 demonstration, SWAT, Motors, Patrol, CSI and more. At this free event, Visitors will be given a “VPD Passport”, and after they fill their passport with stamps from Officers they will be able to submit it for an ice cream. The Community is invited to come out to get to know their Ventura Police Officers and K-9’s!

In March of 2016, officer Trevor Hrynyk was selected as VPD’s next K-9 handler and  was paired up with “Jag” – formerly known as Bronko von Schiffilache. Officer Hrynyk and “Jag” completed a rigorous 5-week patrol school at the Inglis Police Dog Academy in February 2016 and have been patrolling the streets of Ventura since.

Officer Hrynyk and Jag, along with the entire K9 Unit, dedicate one day per each week to dog training. Training includes obedience, apprehension, searching and location of narcotics. A K9 team spends approximately 30% of their time training.

Officer Keith Therrien is partnered with Yoschi Vom Haus Vortkamp – aka Yoschi. Officer Therrien and Yoschi were partnered together in May of 2016, having also attended the Inglis Police Dog Academy. Yoschi was trained in basic obedience, tracking, and apprehension. Yoschi was purchased through donations made by Ventura Baptist Church.

Officer Therrien is a veteran of the U.S Army where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.


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