Marik joined the Superior Police Department in 2014 and works with Officer Nick Eastman. A black, short-haired German Shepherd, Marik was bred in Slovakia. He is trained as a dual purpose K-9, meaning he can sniff out people as well as narcotics and other evidence.
Gentle and friendly away from work, he shows intensity at work that is only fitting, considering his name translates as “of Mars the god of war, warlike”. K-9 Marik has assisted in countless traffic stops, sniffing out narcotics within the vehicle. His most notable success was when he helped apprehend a man in a Superior apartment who was wanted for fatally shooting a child in Chicago.
Lacka is a Belgian Malinois born in Hungary on New Year’s Day 2016. He joined the Superior Police Department in the spring of 2017 and works with Officer Jeff Harriman. He is a dual purpose K-9 trained to detect drugs and evidence, and to track and find people. During his initial certification class for narcotics detection, K-9 Lacka finished in the top two of his class, scoring an impressive 198.33 out of 200 points.
On a funny note, during a traffic stop in which the driver was acting suspiciously, K-9 Lacka was brought in to sniff around the car. He detected the smell of drugs by two of the car’s doors, and promptly sat down each time, which is how he’s trained to indicate he’d detected something. The suspect, not realizing Lacka’s reason for sitting, commented on how well behaved K-9 Lacka is!
K-9 Radik joined the Superior Police Dept in June 2021 after completing training and certification in narcotics detection, apprehension, tracking, evidence recovery, and searching. His partner is Officer Tyler Rude.
K-9 Radik is a German Shepherd/Belgian Malinois mix, and is originally from Hungary. He was born in December 2019.
While he’s serious and focused when he needs to be, K-9 Radik also loves to play. His favorite toy is a Kong on a rope. And don’t be surprised if you see him in the summertime running through the sprinkler.