On Friday March 4, 2016, the Racine Police Department welcomed the newest member of our K9 team. K9 Hax, a 1-year old male Belgian Malinois, hit the streets of Racine eager to join the team of K9s who currently serve our community.
K9 Hax replaces K9 Xena, who was recently returned to the vendor to receive additional training to assist with her growth and development as a single purpose K9. Weighing-in at 72lbs, K9 Hax will be utilized as a dual purpose K9, working in support of both patrol and investigative operations. K9 Hax has received extensive training in building and article searches, suspect apprehension and narcotics detection.
As we welcome the newest member of the department, we acknowledge the support of the public for the growing team of K9s who assist in keeping our community safe. K9s Odin, Xena and Hax were all purchased with proceeds raised during the Policeman’s Ball.
In particular, we would like to thank SC Johnson, our presenting sponsor for the 2015 Policeman’s Ball, and Rasmussen Diamonds for their support of this event as well. Many local businesses and citizens support this annual event, and we are grateful for the partnerships formed in support of our community policing effort.
K9 Hax is currently working with his new handler (Officer Don Rybarik) to become acquainted with fellow K9s and acclimated to his new environment.
In addition to his regular patrol duties, Hax will make appearances at various community events including the Fourthfest Parade, National Night Out, Bark for Life, Peacefest and other public events.