Pasadena police department’s new partners in fighting crime


After months of training alongside his partner Ryan Goetz, Charlie is officially a Pasadena Police Department officer. The Belgian Malinois, who grew up in Slovakia, made his way to Pasadena, to join the Department’s busy K9 unit, which is comprised of five officers and five dogs. Including one floppy eared Springer Spaniel name “Chase”, who is the Department’s detective. The team handles narcotic cases, traffic stops, bomb sniffing and security detail at the Rose Bowl, Rose Parade and any other City event that requires the extra “muscle” these well-trained K9’s offer. But like most rookies, the journey from new officer…

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