In July of 2021, Officer Danielle Mytych and K9 Rex began basic training. This 5 week training course in southern California will teach protection techniques. Additional future training will include a specialization in detecting explosive devices. This go-getter loves to work, jumping into his harness each morning with a smile on his face. We are thrilled to welcome Rex to the Pismo Beach Police Department and look forward to having his skills on the team.
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 ongoing training expenses, specialized equipment and the initial purchase price of the dog. We would like to thank our generous community for their continued 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.
K9 “Goose” retired in early February of 2021 after a four-year career with the Pismo Beach Police Department and his handler, Officer Chris Siglin. During K9 Goose's four years, he assisted in the arrest of numerous criminals using his deep bark and intimidating look, but little did they know he was just a big teddy bear. K9 Goose also helped in getting various amounts of narcotics off the streets of Pismo Beach by using his highly sensitive sense of smell. K9 Goose's social and loving demeanor will be missed by many at the department as he enjoys retired life at home with Officer Siglin.
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 Dan Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the PD at (805) 773-2208.