K-9 Unit

In November, 2017, Officer Inglett was selected as the next K9 handler for the Winona Police Department. This follows the retirement of K9 Neko after a very successful nine-year career with Officer Barrientos.

Officer Inglett traveled to St Paul, MN to pick up “Dhinny,” a 14 month old Belgian Malinois specifically selected for the Winona Police Department.  He was imported to the United States from Belgium and after returning to Winona to live with Officer Inglett, his name was changed to “Goose”.

Officer Inglett and Goose successfully completed a 12-week basic patrol dog program through the St. Paul Police Department Canine School. This initial training included tracking, building searches, obedience, agility, area searches, article searches, bite work and handler protection.

Officer Inglett and Goose returned to the St. Paul Police Department Canine School and successfully completed a three week narcotics detection training. Goose is now certified to locate marijuana, cocaine, crack-cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.