Slideshow: The K-9 cops of Colorado Springs

POSTED: 10:50 AM MDT Oct 23, 2013    UPDATED: 10:57 AM MDT Oct 23, 2013 

From CSPD: The Colorado Springs Police Department recognizes the interest our community has in our K-9’s. So, we’ve decided to share some extraordinary highlights of these brave “officers”, as well as some sad updates.

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K-9 TJ is an 11 year old Dutch Shepherd with CSPD for 7 years.  TJ is trained in Patrol to include Tracking and Narcotic Scent Detection.  During TJ’s years of service:

  • Handled 3,435 Calls for Service.
  • 690 total K-9 Deployments.
  • 118 Narcotic related deployments.
  • 198 Tactical related deployments.
  • Located 45 suspects as a result of a K-9 Search.
  • Found illegal narcotics with an estimated street value of $1.2 Million.  TJ has successfully completed scent detection for the odors of Marijuana, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Ecstasy and Heroin.
  • Recovered property with an estimated value of $67,000.00.


TJ retired due to age and is now a family pet.

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