It didn’t take long for the newest member of the Edmonds Police Department K9 unit to have an impact, according to a sergeant.
On Jan. 6, one week after obtaining their K9 certifications, Hobbs and his handler Officer Jason Robinson responded to assist the Lynnwood Police Department on a search for a felony warrant suspect.
Within a few minutes Hobbs located the suspect hiding in some brush on a hillside a few blocks from where she was last scene. She was arrested without further incident.
Hobbs and his handler started training together in October.
Hobbs was 17 months old when the department got him in September with money donated by the Edmonds Police Foundation, along with a K9 stuffed animal fundraiser to purchase Hobbs.
Robinson and Hobbs replaced another successful K9 team before that dog, Dash was retired and went to join his previous teammate's household, according to EPD Sergeant Mark Marsh.
After successfully completing the 390 hours of K9 training Hobbs and Robinson passed their certification test on Dec. 30 and the next week they "hit the road," Marsh reported.
The team is working nights, according to the sergeant.