WPD’s K9 Pako has a new job title — narcotics dog


Over his five years on patrol in Westminster, K9 Pako has helped catch more than a few bad guys. To date, he has four bites and over 50 surrenders under his belt — or collar — as an apprehension dog. In May of last year, the 8-year-old Dutch shepherd and his partner, Westminster Police Officer Travis Hartman, underwent training in yet another way to help keep the city safe — narcotics detection. Officially certified as a narcotics detection K9 in September, Pako has already found more than $400,000 in drugs while patrolling for Westminster and assisting other agencies outside the city.…

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