Los Banos Police Department introduces new K9

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Maverick is a 2 ½ year old male German Shepherd that was recently purchased in March to work with K9 Officer Todd Carter. Together, Officers Carter and Maverick just completed two months of advanced training and are now ready to hit the streets and serve our community.

Maverick is trained to apprehend suspects, protect his handler, and detect a variety of illegal narcotics. Maverick is a welcomed member of the Los Banos Police Department and our community; be sure to say hello as you see him and Officer Carter patrolling our streets.

Maverick is the Department’s second K9. The other is K9 Rocky, a male German Shepherd, assigned to School Resource Officer Provencio and trained in narcotics detection. Funding to purchase Maverick came from a generous donation from a member of our community.

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