OXNARD POLICE DEPARTMENT
|INCIDENT:||Police Service Dog Koa Retires After Six Years of Dedicated Service to the City of Oxnard|
|DATE/TIME:||January 10, 2019 4:15 P.M|
|PREPARED BY:||Christopher Williams, Special Operations Commander Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org (805) 207-7234|
|CONTACT PERSON AND CONTACT INFO:||Christopher Williams, Special Operations Commander Christopher.williams@Oxnardpd.org (805) 207-7234|
After six years of dedicated service to the City of Oxnard, K-9 Koa is retiring. Koa was a huge asset to our organization and our community. His service was invaluable in the numerous apprehensions he made, to all the illegal narcotics he found during his career. During his six-year career, Koa assisted in the apprehension of 92 suspects, conducted 76 building searches and 41 areas searches, conducted over 450 searches for illegal narcotics, and participated in over 80 community events and presentations.
During his career he won countless trophies and awards in all the competitions he participated in. According to his partner, Officer Rob Caston, Koa enjoyed coming to work every day. Koa will always be known for his hard work and dedication. Now Koa will get to enjoy his much earned retirement. The Oxnard Police K-9 Foundation would like to thank everyone who has helped support the K-9 program throughout the years. With the financial support of the community the foundation was able to purchase another K-9 to replace Koa.