Officer Franks began his career with the Chino Police Department in 2001. During that time he has been assigned to patrol and was a member of the SWAT team. In August 2005, he was assigned to the K-9 Unit and became the handler for K-9 Rico. They worked together for over four years until Rico retired in 2009. In November 2009, Officer Franks became the handler for K-9 Dre. Dre is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois imported from Holland with a KNPV title. Officer Franks and Dre are assigned to patrol and assist officers with searches for dangerous suspects, searches for hidden narcotics, high risk traffic stops and evidence searches. Dre is very social and enjoys playing with Officer Franks and being petted when he isn’t working.
Officer Marotta began his career with the Chino Police Depart-ment in 2003. During that time he has been assigned to patrol and traffic as a motor officer. He is also a member of the department Mobile Field Force team. Ofcr. Marotta is currently the handler for K9 Sonny. Sonny is a 4 year old Belgian Malinois imported from Slovakia. Sonny holds an SVV I title from Slovakia and was imported into the United States in October of 2007 when he was partnered with Officer Marotta. They currently assist patrol with searches for dangerous suspects, high risk traffic stops, evidence searches and searches for illegal narcotics. Sonny has an extremely high play drive and enjoys playing with his toys and playing fetch with Officer Marotta.
Officer Heidelberg began his law enforcement career in 2001 and worked with both the Calipatria and Brawley Police Depts. before transferring to the Chino Police Department in 2006. Over the course of his career he has worked in a number of specialized assignments. He is a certified use of force instructor and has expertise in defensive tactics, pepper-ball, Tasers and chemical agents. As a Detective he has worked a wide array of cases including thefts, burglaries, robberies and homicides. He was also assigned to a multi-agency task force with the U.S. Marshall’s Service where he assisted in the searching and locating fugitives.
In July of 2008, Officer Heidelberg was assigned as a Canine Handler for our department. His Canine partner Greif is a 5 year old Belgian Malinois imported from Slovakia. Greif holds a SVV 1 title from Slovakia and was imported to the United States in April of 2007. Greif is extremely social and loves to play. In addition to his high play drive, Greif demonstrates extraordinary obedience, scoring 112/115 points in the Basic K9 Course. Greif is cross trained in narcotics detection and is also assigned to the SWAT team as a SWAT K9.
Officer Randall began his career with the Chino Police Department in 2003. During that time he has been assigned to patrol. Officer Randall is currently the handler for K9 Miky. Miky is a 5 year old Belgian Malinois imported from Slovakia. Miky holds an SVV I title from Slovakia and was imported into the United States in October 2007. He was partnered with Officer Randall in 2009. They currently assist patrol with searches for dangerous suspects, high risk traffic stops, evidence searches and hidden narcotics searches.
If you would like to request the K-9 Unit for a demonstration or are interested in making a donation to the program, please contact the K-9 Unit Supervisor, Sgt. Mark Layton at email@example.com.
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