The Macomb Police Department currently utilizes two K-9 units. Officer Derek Wiley and Officer Todd Tedrow are the two K-9 handlers for the Macomb Police Department. The K-9 teams answer a high volume of calls on a daily basis. These calls range from performing K9 demonstrations for local groups, detecting narcotics, tracking suspects, and locating articles. Both K-9’s live with their handlers and report for duty whenever the handlers are needed for police duties. The dogs and their handlers have assisted in numerous arrests. Both K-9’s and their handlers train at least 16 hours a month and re-certify at least once a year.
Officer Wiley’s K-9 is a German Shepard named Kappes. K-9 Kappes has been in service since Feburary 2012. K-9 Kappes is currently trained in tracking, article detection, and narcotic detection.
Officer Tedrow’s K-9 is a Belgian Malinois named Landres. K-9 Landres has been in service since July of 2011. K-9 Landres is currently trained in article detection and narcotic detection.