K9 Jack is a drug detection K9, and has recently completed a substantial amount of training with his partner, Officer Joe Kidd. They have completed testing and are now certified by the Oregon Police Canine Association and assigned to the Street Crimes Unit, where they will assist patrol officers, detectives, parole and probation, and other area law enforcement agencies when needed during drug investigations.
Jack is a 2-year-old Malinois/Tervuren mix, and is trained to alert to the odors of meth, heroin and cocaine. After several weeks on the job, he has made several seizures. Jack has a friendly disposition, is great with people and other dogs, and enjoys spending time with his toy, which is his reward for detecting narcotics. The purchase of K9 Jack was made possible through Community Service Initiative bridge funding for Street Crimes Unit.
Eugene Police Street Crimes Unit
The SCU has been focusing on prolific offenders, who are identified through intelligence-based policing, public tips and other sources. They have been proactively responding across the city to quality of life issues as they arise, using all available resources and partners such as community groups, neighborhood associations and city services. SCU is dedicated to targeting immediate and acute community safety system issues while working toward mission-critical enhancements that need to be addressed through a longer-term and broader community safety initiative. The unit currently consists of a lieutenant, two sergeants and eight officers.