The Grand Rapids Police Department has a police K9 program. The program has run successfully for the past fifteen years. K9 partners enable our officers to be more effective, and help keep our officers and community safer.
Officer Gary O’Brien and his partner, Radar work together as a team. Together they've completed months of specialized training, and continue to train each week. Radar spends every shift in the squad car with Officer O’Brien and lives with the O'brien family when not on duty. Radar is a certified PD1 K9. A PD1 K9 is trained in tracking, article searches, obedience, criminal apprehension, drug detection and suspect searches. A number of drug arrests, removing cocaine, heroin and meth from our streets, are as a result of Radar's keen sense of smell.