Meet your Hoover K9s: Rocco
Rocco is a three-year-old Belgian Malinois. He weighs 70 pounds and partners with Sergeant Warner.
About the Belgian Malinois: They are high energy with a high mental capacity, and are quick to comprehend. It needs a job to do. They are good for working and competition obedience, which is why they make excellent police and guard dogs. This type of work is currently their main occupation. Belgians are determined and observant with strong protective/territorial instincts.
Rocco was born on June 3, 2020 in the Netherlands. He is a dual-purpose K9, which means he is certified in narcotics detection and patrol duties (tracking and apprehension). After Sergeant Warner and Rocco finished their comprehensive training together, they hit the streets as a team November 2022.
Sergeant Warner shared, “Rocco was selected to be a dual-purpose K9 because of his high drive and trainability. When he’s off duty, Rocco spends quality time at home with the family which includes my previous working partner, retired K9 Jax.”
“Rocco and Jax get along great. Update on Jax: he is enjoying retirement with his new buddy and relaxing at home. His favorite hobby is guarding all of his kong toys!”
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Officer Brian Hale, Public Information Officer