K-9 Maverick is a black lab who specializes in narcotics detection. Born in the U.S.A. in 2021, Maverick joined the Duluth Police Department in 2022. He is partnered with Investigator Taylor Stutsman and serves as part of the Lake Superior Violent Offender Task Force.

He’s very good at his job, and pretty typical of all labs, K-9 Maverick loves to play fetch. Constantly. And his toy of choice to retrieve? His squeaky chuck-it ball.


K-9 Kallie holds several claims to fame – she’s the first non-shepherd K-9 in the Duluth Police Department and only the second female. But far more impressive – on her very first day on duty (November 2019) she and partner Officer Jeremy O’Connor were called to search and clear a large school building following a bomb threat.

K-9 Kallie is a Black Labrador Retriever, born in July 2018. She specializes in explosives detection and searching for firearms/shell casings, and has helped sweep areas for explosives for visits from Presidents, Vice Presidents, Governors, Senators and people from many other levels of Government.

When she’s not working, she loves playing with any kind of tug toy, and in the summer she loves to swim and soak up the sun.


K-9 Vili is a mix of Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd. He was born in Hungary in October 2018 and joined the Duluth Police Department in June 2020, where he works with Officer Josh Aubart. K-9 Vili is trained in narcotics detection, article search, tracking and apprehension. His first successful track involved finding a handgun that had been used in a shooting and then discarded alongside a road as the suspect tried to escape. K-9 Vili was able to find it in less than 20 minutes.

K-9 Vili loves to play! His favorite toy is a yellow foam ball on a rope. When given the choice of eating or playing with the ball, he sometimes picks the toy over food!


K-9 Gus is a Dutch Shepherd. He was born in Poland in April 2022 and joined the Duluth Police Department in May 2024, where he works with Officer Nate Abbott.

K-9 Gus is trained in tracking, evidence detection, apprehension, and narcotic detection.

When he’s not working, K-9 Gus loves to walk through the woods, play fetch, and sun bathing on top of his dog house. His favorite toy is a Kong on a rope.