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 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 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.
Unfortunately, Nitro passed away due to medical issues one month after retirement.

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