The Greenfield Police Department Canine Unit supports the Patrol Division by providing narcotics detection, evidence searches, tracking and criminal apprehension functions. The unit is currently made up of 3 Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd hybrid police dogs; Canine Ocho handled by Officer Jonah Kowalkowski, Canine Teller handled by Officer Sean Doonan and Canine Ronin handled by Officer Nate Cramer. The unit also has 2 Goldendoodle therapy dogs; Canine Gizmo handled by School Resource Officer Susanne Aasterud and Canine Anna handle by Detective Shannon Riddle.
Sergeant David Vitek is the Canine Unit Supervisor and oversees all training and re-certification of the canines and their handlers.
Canine teams perform numerous demonstrations for school and community groups throughout the year. Young and old alike are often amazed by the extremely high level of training exhibited by the canine teams. Canine cards are regularly distributed throughout the community and are available at the police department.
Requests for demonstrations should be directed to Sergeant David Vitek at 414-761-5339.