Tuuko is a Belgian Shepherd, born in Slovakia in December 2013. He’s been partnered with Officer Griffin Pfeiffer since joining the Hermantown Police Department in May 2015. K-9 Tuuko is trained to search for drugs, weapons and other evidence, as well as apprehending suspects.
Among his notable recent successes, K-9 Tuuko assisted another agency in searching for a suspect who’d fled from a traffic stop. After a lengthy search around businesses, homes and then through some woods, he located the suspect who had outstanding felony warrants and was in possession of burglary tools.
Jack joined the Hermantown Police Department in 2016, and works with Officer Jon Pernu. He is a dual purpose K-9 trained to apprehend suspects and to detect narcotics, evidence and people.
Originally from Poland, this Belgian Shepherd proved his worth on his very first call when he was asked to track a suspect who’d fled from a car following a chase. Despite the rough terrain that included woods and swamp, K-9 Jack was able to sniff out three different pieces of evidence the suspect had hidden while fleeing.