The Handlers

The K-9s

Officer Joshua Faust

#639

In service since: 2003

When I’m not at work: Enjoying time with family

Schooling: Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Kutztown University Class of 2000

Hobbies: Running

Fun Fact: In 2008 I was appointed to the position of K9 with my first partner Rocky. Rocky retired in 2013 and still lives at home with me. In 2013 I was sent to Shallow Creek Kennels to become the K9 Unit’s trainer and I was also paired up with my current partner Trooper.

 

K-9 Trooper

In service since: December 2013

Age: 4 years old

Origin: Netherlands

Breed: German Shepard

Specialty: Explosives Detection and Patrol

Officer Mark Hackney

#651

In service since: January 2005

When I’m not at work: Hanging with family and reading

Military: United States Marines and United States Army

Hobbies: Target shooting

K-9 Nero

In service since: July 2016

Age: 1-1/2 years old

Origin: Hungary

Breed: German Shepard

Specialty: Narcotics Detection and Patrol

Officer John Hutchinson

#634

In service since: 2003

K-9 Cody

In service since: July 2014

Age: 4 years old

Origin: Czech Republic

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Specialty: Narcotics Detection and Patrol

Officer James Kennedy

#678

In service since: 2009

K-9 Roenick

In service since: July 2014

Age: 3 years old

Origin: Netherlands

Breed: German Shepard

Specialty: Narcotics Detection, Building Searches, and Tracking

Officer Hector Santiago

#636

In service since: January 2003

K-9 Hemi

In service since: February 2016

Age: 2 years old

Origin: Hungary

Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepard

Specialty: Narcotics Detection and Patrol

Officer Alex Sholedice

#694

In service since: July 2011

K-9 Nico

In service since: July 2016

Age: 2 years old

Origin: Hungary

Breed: Belgian Malinois/German Shepard

Specialty: Narcotics Detection and Patrol

Past Reading Police Department Handlers and K-9s

Russ Claytor – K9 Gizmo

Dave Speece

Ralph Bearsler

Bob Dohner – K9 Sarge

Bob Ramsey – K9 Baron

Jim Bell – K9 King

Terry Sassaman – K9 Nick

Phil Santoro – K9 Thor and K9 Smokey

Joe Stajkowski – K9 Chicky

Stan McCarty – K9 Spike and K9 Max and K9 Bear

Terry Greth – K9 Spartan

Al Baumener – K9 Shane

Tom Kohl – K9 Smokey

Tony Miccki – K9 Shawn and K9 Major

Randy Habecker – K9 Cie and K9 Baron and K9 Wolf

Scott Naugle – K9 Hogan

Al Shade – K9 Baron

Kenny Seifert – K9 Rock

Jim Howe – K9 Bear and K9 Zor

Mark Hafner – K9 Ben and K9 Loki

Dave Gabrielli – K9 Blitz and K9 Fax

Gary Fetter – K9 Zorro

Brian Burr – K9 Rock

Guy Lehman – K9 Logan

Andy Winters – K9 Rex

Jason Linderman – K9 Tank

Joshua Faust – K9 Rocky

Hector Santiago – K9 Caine

Tina Fallstich – K9 Max

Eric Goudy – K9 Reno