K-9 Unit

Fridley Police K-9 Officers

Officer Tom Roddy and K-9 Jax

K-9 Jax joins our police department at the young age of two-and-a-half. He is currently in training with Officer Roddy, who joined Fridley Police in 2007. Officer Roddy is thrilled with his new partner and Jax began protecting and serving the Fridley community in fall of 2015.
K-9 Jax is a Malinois (also known as a Belgium Shepherd) and, like fellow K-9 Nitro, comes from the Czech Republic where he was bred and raised specifically for public service. Upon completion of training, Jax will be certified through the United State Police Canine Association, and will be skilled in narcotic detection, tracking, trailing, article search and apprehension. 

Retired K-9s

 K-9 Kona

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.

Kona Retired

K-9 Nitro

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.
Nitro now lives at home with his police handler and his family.

Thank you Nitro for your service to the citizens of Fridley.