Pictured from left are Ofc. Brian Malone with PSD Rex and Ofc. Matt Elsasser with PSD Bruno.
The Papillion Police Department’s K9 Unit consists of one program manager and two teams, each having a Handler and a Police Service Dog (PSD). The two teams work opposite shifts, allowing the department to have a dog always available when needed, especially as demand for their service increases. Both PSDs are trained and certified to perform drug searches and track criminals and missing persons.
Lieutenant Goley, K9 Program Manager
Lieutenant Goley has served with the PPD since 2000. He became our department’s second K9 Handler in 2002. He has been handler for PSD Kai, Deuce, and Trinity. He now oversees all aspects of the K9 program.
Handler Elsasser & PSD Rex
Officer Elsasser has served the PPD since 2005 and became a K-9 Handler in 2019. He was previously the handler for PSD Knox. PSD Rex is a Belgium Malinois who joined the PPD family in 2022.
Handler Malone & PSD Bruno
Officer Malone has served the PPD since 2016 and became a K-9 Handler in 2022. PSD Bruno is a Belgium Malinois who joined the PPD family in 2022.
Learn more about the K-9 Unit in the Policing With Pride video below.
Program Manager Lt. Chris Goley with Retired PSDs Trinity and Deuce.