Chino Police Department

K-9 Farrie & Cpl. Zens

Cpl Zens was hired by the Chino Police Department in 1982. He was assigned K-9 Farrie, a German Shepard, in 1988 and they worked together till 1991. K-9 Farrie was retired to Cpl Zens and passed away shortly thereafter. Together, Cpl. Zens and Farrie searched for and found numerous suspects. They saved numerous man hours and deployed in conditions that would have been unsafe for most officers.


K-9 Tijger & Handlers Officer Whitworth & Officer McIver

Tijger began his career with the Chino Police Department in 1997 with partner, Officer Jack Whitworth. In 1998, Jack and Tijger received top honors from the Corona Police K-9 Competition where they won 1st place in building searches and 1st place in protection.

In 1999, Officer Kendall McIver became Tijger’s handler. They became a certified Narcotics Detection Team and also completed West Covina Police Department’s S.K.I.D.D. School ( Swat & K-9's Interacting During Deployment). Kendall and Tijger also served as trainers for the Department’s Citizen Academy. K9 Tijger retired in 2005 and continued to live with Officer McIver and his family.  In 2007, K9 Tijger passed away from natural causes at the age of 14.  K9 Tijger will not be forgotten any time soon.


K-9 Boef & Handlers Officer Cauble and Officer Kelliher

K9 Boef (Pronounced “Boof”), a German Shepherd imported from Holland, began his career with the Chino Police Department in 2002 with Officer Cauble. In 2003 he was assigned to Officer Kelliher, where he spent the rest of his career. Officer Kelliher and K9 Boef were assigned to swing shift patrol for the entirety of the Boef’s career and assisted officers with searches for dangerous suspects, locating narcotics and evidence as well as assisting the department’s SWAT team with high risk searches. K9 Boef assisted in numerous felony arrests in his career and even located a firearm that was used in a murder. Due to chronic back problems, K9 Boef was forced to retire from police work in 2007. Boef continued to live with Kelliher and his family during his retirement where he enjoyed playing fetch and playing with kids. In 2009 Boef passed away, but he will never be forgotten.

K-9 Rico & Handler Officer Franks

Rico was imported to the United States from Holland, where he completed the Royal Dutch Police (KNPV) trials with a perfect score of 440 points.  He was assigned to Officer Franks in 2005 and they assisted officers with searches for dangerous suspects, narcotics searches and evidence searches.  They also assisted the SWAT team with high risk searches.  Rico assisted in recovering large quantities of illegal drugs during his career, including over $600,000 in US currency used in illegal drug sales. Rico is a two time champion of the “Toughest Dog” competition held annually at the Inland Empire Police Canine Association demonstration. 

Rico retired in 2009 and continues to live with Officer Franks and his family.  He spends most of his time playing with his toys in the backyard and really enjoys spending time at the lake. 

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