K9 “Goose” was introduced as the department’s K9 in March 2017. The department tested for the position of K9 handler and Officer Chris Siglin was selected. The department is excited to see what this new team will bring to the K9 program.
The K9 program is fully funded by donations and your support would be sincerely appreciated. Costs include food, supplies and medical expenses for the dog, as well as training expenses, specialized equipment and of course the purchase price of the dog. We would like to thank our generous community for their ongoing support of the Pismo Beach Police K9 Team. Without you this program would be impossible. If you would like to help fund the K9 team, donations can be made payable to: The City of Pismo Beach and mailed to 1000 Bello Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449. For questions about this program call (805) 773-2208.
In February of 2017 K9 Cannix retired from service after putting in seven years with the PBPD and with his handler Sergeant Trevor Blevins. During this time the team has been utilized for suspect searches and apprehensions, narcotic searches, building searches and public demonstrations. Cannix had received specialized hard surface tracking training to allow for the most optimal performance of the team. K9 Cannix obtained a ballistic vest in 2012 from a private donor.
Since the K9 program is funded solely by private donations from the community, fundraising is vital to keep this program going. Donations of any amount are appreciated. Checks can be made payable to the City of Pismo Beach and mailed to 1000 Bello St., Pismo Beach, CA 93449, Attn: K9 Program. K9 supporter t-shirts and other logo items are available for sale at the police department.
For more information about the K9 program or fundraising efforts, please contact Commander Shawn Singleton at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PD at (805) 773-2208.