K9 Unit


handler and dog

Officer Scott Staples/K9 Schody

Schody is a German Shepherd Dog imported from the Czech Republic.  He and his handler, Conservation Officer Scott Staples, 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.