K-9 Unit

 

In mid-November of 2017, Officer Inglett was selected to be the next Winona Police Department’s K9 Handler. Officer Barrientos announced the retirement of K9 Neko after a very successful nine year career.

On November 30th 2017, Officer Inglett traveled to St. Paul MN to pick up the Belgian Malinois dog assigned to the Winona Police Department.  The dog, which came with the name “Dhinny”, was imported to the United States from Belgium and was 14 months old.

Dhinny returned to Winona to live with Officer Inglett and his name was changed to “Goose”.

In March of 2018, Officer Inglett and Goose began a 12 week basic patrol dog program through the St. Paul Police Department Canine School. During this training, Goose learned skills such as tracking, building searches, obedience, agility, area searches, article searches, bite work and handler protection. Officer Inglett and Goose successfully completed the 12 week training in May of 2018.

In October 2018, Officer Inglett and Goose will return to the St. Paul Police Department Canine School for a three week narcotics detection training. Upon completion of this school, Goose will be trained and certified in locating marijuana, cocaine, crack-cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin.