K-9 Unit

Officer Song Kang has served with the Westfield Police Department (WPD) since 2004. Prior to joining WPD, he served for two years with the Sheridan Police Department. Officer Kang has more than 8 years of experience as a K-9 handler. He has previously handled Rocky, a German Shepherd. He is currently assigned to handle Gorky, a 6 year old Belgian Malinois. Gorky and Officer Kang are assigned to regular patrol shift duties in addition to the duties of a K-9 team which include: narcotics detection, tracking, building search, evidence search, area search and apprehension. Gorky and Officer Kang are graduates of the Vohne Liche Kennels patrol handler's course. Gorky is certified by American Working Dog.

 

Officer Jeff Swiatkowski graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2006 and worked for IU Bloomington as a part time officer for 2 years. In 2008, he started his career with the Westfield Police Department as a patrolman. Officer Swiatkowski became a K-9 handler in October 2011. His K-9 is Lopez, a German Shepherd, that is from Holland. Lopez is certified in narcotics detection, tracking, building search, area search, evidence search, and apprehension. Officer Swiatkowski and Lopez are graduates of the Vohne Liche Kennels patrol handler's course. Lopez is additionally certified by American Working Dog and through the Delaware County K-9 certification school. With the help of the K-9, various apprehensions and arrests have been made through patrol in the City of Westfield as well as other agencies in Hamilton County.

 
 
 
 

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