The Olmsted County Sheriff's Office graduated its first dog from the St. Paul Police K9 Academy in June of 1994.
In 2000 the K9 unit became a joint unit with the Rochester Police Department.
The unit currently consists of the following teams:
Olmsted County K9’s:
Deputy Ryan Mangan – K9 Rajko
Deputy Rian Jones – K9 Jango
Deputy Adam Waletzki – K9 Cobra
Deputy Tysen Mayer - K9 Jasper
Rochester Police K9’s:
Officer James Logan – K9 Zeke
Officer James Bradley – K9 Duke
Officer James Kennison – K9 Rocco
Officer Eric Redhill – K9 Kola
Officer Blazejak - K9 Riot
Officer Clement - K9 Wrecker
Officer Roussell - K9 Sarge
Officer Pretzloff - K9 Riley
The K9 Unit is under the supervision of OCSO Sgt. Rich Carmack and RPD Sgt. Mike Drees. We are proud of the service that they provide the community.