K9 “Goose” and his handler, Officer Chris Siglin, have been operating in the K9 assignment since March of 2017. After successfully completing a five week patrol school, the team immediately made a difference on the street by assisting in the apprehension of a suspect on the freeway resulting in no officers being hurt and the suspect being taken into custody. K9 "Goose" and Officer Siglin also completed narcotics detection school and have been providing assistance to patrol in the detection of narcotics. The department is excited to have this great team on board.
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.
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.