Sam is a purebred Labrador Retriever dog who has been with partner, Officer Tucker, since June 2017. Sam is Officer Tucker's first canine, and already has several finds and seizures to his credit. Sam trained with Officer Devin Tucker for 200 hours at Pacific Coast Canine before being certified as a Narcotics K-9 Team by the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. K9 Sam is the department's first narcotics K-9 that is not trained to detect marijuana after the changes in the laws.
Officer Tucker has been with the Monroe Police Department since 2013 and has enjoyed his time so far with K9 Sam.
K-9 Tango & Officer Jason Southard
K-9 Tango is a German Shepherd handled by Officer Southard. Tango has already participated in several criminal cases with successful captures. Tango and Officer Southard participated in a ten week training course, earning their Patrol Canine Team Certification from the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission. They are a valuable tool for the department and City of Monroe in combating crime and enhancing community safety.
Officer Southard has been with the Monroe Police Department since 1997 and is a field training officer for the department.