K9 Unit


handler and dog

Officer Larry Hansen/K9 Reggie

Reggie is a Black Labrador Retriever mix from a pet rescue in Minnesota.  He and his handler, Conservation Officer Larry Hansen, are trained to assist officers throughout the state with:

  • Tracking people
  • Detection of invasive zebra mussels
  • Wildlife detection
  • Perform valuable educational demonstrations and programs

The use of specially trained dogs increases the state's abilities to detect violations, find trespassers and catch poachers.  K9 teams are very popular with local school and community groups and often provide demonstrations.  K9 Reggie lives with his handler/officer.  When K9 Reggie is not working he enjoys long walks with his K-9 family.