K-9 Program


My name is Officer Brian Deaton and I have been a police officer with the Cotati Police Department for three years. I have lived in Sonoma County my whole life and I am proud to serve the community that has greatly influenced my desire to give back. I am a California Narcotics Officer Association member who believes in the purpose of the fight against drug abuse. My new partner is an 18 month old, German Shepard and Belgian Malinois mix named Remo. Remo was funded through the generous support of the “Sean M. Walsh Memorial K-9 Foundation,” a non-profit organization with a mission to provide police dogs to law enforcement agencies in need. Remo and I have successfully completed 10 weeks of rigorous training together including narcotics detection, suspect apprehension, handler protection and article searches. His commands are in English, Spanish and Dutch. Remo and I are considered a dual purpose K-9 team which means he’s not only certified to detect the odors of narcotics but trained for patrol duties as well.


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