After the unexpected passing of longtime Police Service Dog Zeus earlier this week, Kingston Police are welcoming a new member to the Canine Unit.
Police Service Dog Bask, also known as K9-8, is a Dutch Shepherd and Belgium Malinois mix, and will be patrolling the streets of Kingston with his handler Constable Jeff Dickson.
Bask was born May 10, 2019 in Poland and is trained in tracking, article searches, apprehension/handler protection, building searches, and drug detection.
According to a release from Kingston Police, dated Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, Constable Jeff Dickson spent four weeks training with Bask in the United States. Bask and Constable Dickson have since continued their training in Canada.
“Although Zeus has left incredibly large paw prints to fill we are excited in welcoming this newest addition to our Kingston Police family and look forward to the continued success of the Canine Unit program,” Kingston Police said in a statement.