K-9 Jax was born in December of 2012 and has been serving the City of Fridley since 2015. He is currently working afternoon patrol shifts with his partner, Officer Roddy, who joined Fridley Police in 2007.
K-9 Jax is a Malinois (also known as a Belgium Shepherd) and, like former K-9 Nitro & Kona, comes from the Czech Republic where he was bred and raised specifically for public service. After completion of training, Jax was certified through the United States Police Canine Association, and is skilled in narcotics detection, tracking, trailing, article search, and apprehension.
Officer Lusignan has been a licensed police officer since 2001. He joined Fridley Police Department in 2014 and was selected to be a canine handler in early 2017. Jager is a Belgian Milionis/German Shepard crossbreed, born on February 15, 2016, in the Czech Republic.
Officer Lusignan and Jager completed a three-month long training on June 30, 2017. They trained in obedience, agility, article searching, tracking, criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. Since they completed training, Jager and Officer Lusignan have been on the street working hard to fight crime in Fridley.
Years of service: 2009 - 2015
Kona was the first canine in the history of the City of Fridley Police Department and proudly served for six years. Kona was eight years old when he retired from law enforcement due to increasing age and declining health. Kona now lives with his police officer handler and his family.
Thank you Kona for your service to the citizens of Fridley.
Years of Service: 2009-2016
K9 Nitro was deployed 504 times throughout his 7 year service to Fridley, including 45 apprehensions and 150 narcotics alerts. He was one of three rookie dogs to qualify for National Certification in 2011 where he received a 5th Place Region Team Trophy.
Unfortunately, Nitro passed away due to medical issues one month after retirement.