K9 Unit


handler and dog

Officer Mike Fairbanks/K9 Si

Si is a German Shepherd Dog imported from Slovakia.  He and his handler, Conservation Officer Mike Fairbanks, are trained to assist conservation officers throughout the state with:

  • Tracking of persons
  • Wildlife detection
  • Evidence recovery
  • Officer protection
  • Criminal apprehension

 

The use of specially trained dogs increases the state's abilities to detect wildlife violations, find trespassers and catch poachers.