Canine Unit

For many years, canines have proven to be a valuable resource to the Lincoln Police Department. The Canine Unit was formed in the early 1960's and now consists of five canine officers and their partners. Lincoln's canines perform a variety of duties including suspect tracks, building searches, drug detection, explosives detection and open-area searches.

The officers and their canines work, train, and live together which allows for a special bond that is formed between the officer and the canine. This is a tremendous asset when working the streets.

Canine Team

Officer Drew Arnold & Beersie

Officer Drew Arnold has been an officer with LPD since May of 2010. Drew has been a canine handler since 2014. Beersie is a Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. He is a dual purpose canine, trained in patrol and narcotics.

Ofc Arnold & Beersie   Beersie

Officer Josh Fullerton & Diesel

Officer Joshua Fullerton has been an officer with LPD since February 2010. He was selected as a canine handler in 2014. Diesel is a Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. He is trained as a dual purpose canine, in patrol and narcotics. Diesel is the 48th dog to serve in the Lincoln Police Department's K-9 Unit.

Ofc Fullerton & Diesel    Diesel

Officer Sam Housh & Eros

Officer Samuel Housh has been an officer with LPD since 2016 and was selected as a canine handler in 2018. Eros a Belgian Malinois from Slovakia. He is trained as a dual purpose canine, certified in narcotics detection, patrol, tracking, and evidence recovery.  

Ofc Housh & Eros    Eros

Officer Chris Howard & Jet

Officer Chris Howard has been an officer with LPD since December 2007 and a canine handler since 2013. Jet was selected to be Officer Howard's partner in 2020. Jet is a Belgian Malinois certified in narcotics detection and patrol.

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Officer Matt Pulec & Koby

Officer Matt Pulec has been an officer with LPD since November 2008 and was selected as a canine handler in 2013. In 2020, Koby, a German Shepard/Belgian Malinois, was chosen as Officer Pulec's partner. Koby is the first explosives detection certified canine for LPD. He is also certified in patrol which includes building searches, suspect apprehension, tracking, and evidence detection.

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