Current Patrol Canine
In 2018, Officer Dailidenas was selected to be the new Handler for K-9 Mamba. After more than 400 hours of state-mandated training, and passing the Washington State Police Canine Association’s accreditation, the team is now working together to keep the citizens of Sequim safe.
Mamba, Sequim’s fourth ever police dog and the city’s first female canine crime fighter, is trained to conduct human tracking and apprehension, building searches, evidence searches, and handler protection.
The Sequim Police Department’s K9 program began in 2000 when Sergeant Dave Campbell was teamed with Huey, a yellow Labrador retriever. Huey was trained in drug detection. Huey retired in 2005 and K9 Titus became the second generation of the departments K9 unit. Like Huey, Titus was trained in drug detection and was teamed with Sergeant Mike Hill; Titus retired in 2008. K9 Chase joined the Sequim Police Department in 2008 and was teamed with Sergeant Mike Hill. Unlike his predecessors, Chase was the departments first patrol canine and was trained in tracking and apprehension. Chase served the department for over 8 years, retiring in late 2016.
The Sequim Police Department K9 program is funded through donations. If you would like to donate to the program you can contact the police department at (360) 683-7227.
100% of all donations and checks made out to the “Sequim Police Department K9 program” go directly to funding for health care, food, training, and supplies for the K9 Unit.
SUCCESSES OF THE K-9 TEAMS
The Sequim Police Department’s K-9 teams have been responsible for hundreds of arrests and the recovery of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of narcotics. In addition, the teams have been responsible for seizing thousands of dollars, numerous vehicles, and property from suspects in narcotics cases.
Legal Use of Seized Assets
These assets go through a legal process and once it is determined that they were the proceeds of, or involved in, the manufacture or distribution of illegal narcotics, these assets are used by the Sequim Police Department to further our fight against drug use and trafficking.
Assisting Other Agencies
The Sequim Police Department’s K-9 teams have frequently been called to assist other area agencies including:
- Clallam County Sheriff’s Office
- Department of Corrections
- Forks Police Department
- Immigration and Custom enforcement (ICE)
- Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team
- Port Angeles Police Department
- U.S. Coast Guard
- U.S. Customs
- U.S. Forest Service
- Washington State Patrol
If you have any questions, please contact the Sequim Police Department at (360) 683-7227.