K9 Jax and K9 Handler Officer Drew Deberardinis

K9 Jax

Callsign: K-16

Born: July 9, 2017, in Slovenia

Gender: Male

Breed: Belgian Malinois

Start Date: July 2018

Dual Purpose K9 in narcotics detection, patrol, tracking, and, apprehension. Jax loves to play with his tug toy and get hugs and smile.

K9 Handler - Officer Drew Deberardinis

Officer since 2015

K9 Handler since April 2019

Officer Deberardinis is the newest K9 Handler in the unit. Before being assigned to the K9 unit, Officer Deberardinis was assigned as a patrol officer in the Patrol Bureau and was a Field Training Officer. Member of the SWAT team for two years.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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