K-9 Program


The department's current police K-9 is Koda, a five year old German Shepherd from the Czech Republic. Koda was acquired by the Police Department in October 2008 after the unexpected death of our police K-9, "D'JANGO" on July 22, 2008. In an outpouring of generous support, individuals and businesses throughout Sonoma and Marin counties donated the funding necessary to purchase Koda and send him to ten weeks of training with his handler, Officer Christopher Kaupe. Officer Kaupe has over fourteen years of experience as police K-9 handler. In addition to performing their duties on patrol for the department, Officer Kaupe and Koda are trained in tracking criminals and locating missing persons. They also have training in the recovery of evidence, searching buildings, and handler protection. Officer Kaupe and Koda are considered a dual purpose K-9 team; having received training in both narcotics detection as well has K-9 patrol related duties. Koda is trained and certified to detect the presence of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine.


Funds donated to the Police Department's K-9 Program are used solely to cover expenses associated with maintaining our program. Corporate and Business Sponsors are always welcome! All of your donations are Tax Deductible. The Tax I.D. Number is 94-1564868

Thank you in advance for your support! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our K-9 Unit Coordinator, Lt. Bill French at 707-792-4611