Placer County Teams
Sergeant Dave Powers and Nash
Sergeant Dave Powers and Nash began working together in 2006. Nash is a 5 1/2 year old German Shepherd imported from Europe and is trained in handler protection, tracking, searches and narcotic detection.
Sergeant Powers has been with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department since 1995 and took over the K9 Unit in 2006 after 8 years on the Special Enforcement Team.
Deputy Dow and Furst
Furst came to me at 16 months old. He was born in November 2008 in West Germany.Furst has qualified in narcotics detection and is being utilized in the jail. Info on my new K9 Partner will appear here shortly.
Deputy Dow has a new Partner ” HERO “. More about him shortly.
Special thanks to all who participated in the “Put Furst on the Force ” campaign, making the purchase and training of Furst happen during hard budget times: Julie Baldwin, Foothills K9 Association, Animal Nutrition Center, Ced Damby of PFX, Greg Baker of United Auburn Cousel and Thunder Valley Casino, and many more.
Deputy Rosner & Jet began their partnership in May 2011. Jet stepped in for Shawn’s second K-9 partner,Scout,who retired early due to health problems. Jet was born on June 2nd 2009 and like Shawn’s prior partners,Ranger and Scout, is trained in handler protection, building and area searches, tracking and narcotics detection. Jet is trained to deploy from Placers airship,Falcon 30 and Patrol boats Marine 1 and 6. In October of 2011 Shawn and Jet hoist certified from a Pave Hawk Helicopter with the 129th Rescue Squadron Team Hawk. Shawn & Jet are committed to their family, the Department and the community they serve ! Deputy Rosner has been with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department since 1997 serving initially in Corrections and currently in Field Operations.
Personal Message-I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life. – President Ronald Reagan
Deputy McNama & Bear
Deputy McNama has been with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department since 1993. He has been a Resident Deputy in Foresthill since 1998 and is currently a Search and Rescue Coordinator. Deputy McNama and his K9 partner “Bear” have a beat which encompasses over 500 square miles, mostly in the Tahoe National Forest. Bear was born in Belgium in 2002 and is patrol and narcotics certified. Bear’s real name is “Bero von Spitzbubezwinger”. Bear loves kids, his cat “ Tiger” and believes he is better looking than his handler.
Deputy Pirtle and Eyk
Deputy Pirtle and Eyk started as a team in May 2010 after the retirement of Fello, after 9 years of service. Born in Siegen Germany, Eyk is a 3 yr. old German Shepherd that is certified in criminal apprehension and narcotics detection. Eyk and Deputy Pirtle are assigned to the North Tahoe Sub Station in Tahoe City. Eyk and Fello live with the Pirtle family and are valued family members and a great pets.
Deputy Tredinnick & Okar
Deputy Derek Tredinnick’s K9 Okar. Okar is a 3 year old German Shepherd, trained in handler protection, building and area searches, tracking and narcotic detection. Okar was bred in Germany and imported from Italy. Deputy Tredinnick and Okar are assigned to the Patrol Division.
Deputy Jon Gloor and Ringo
Ringo is a 2 year old German Shepherd imported from Germany. This beautiful dog not only has an engaging personality, but his proficiency in tracking, obedience and protection reflects the consistent expert training he has received since he was a puppy. He is a great addition to the team.
Officer Fish and Rox
Officer Fish has been with the Department since 2005. He and Rox have been partners since 2010. Rox is a 3 year old black German Shepherd. Her father, Chico, is a retired PCSO K9. Rox is certified in narcotics detection by the State of California.
Officer Fish and Rox are assigned to the Jail,where they have been sucessful in detection of drugs.
Favorite quote “Those who sit and talk about that which cannot be done are silenced by those that are doing it”..
Officer Jones and Bo
Officer Jones has been with the Placer County Sheriff’s department since 2002. She works in the jail with K9 partner “Bo”. Bo is a 4yr old German Shepherd trained in narcotics detection. Bo is the son of retired PCSO K9 Chico. Bo and Sarah have been a team since 2009. Bo loves kids and playing on his days off.
Deputy Harris and Ego
Brian and Ego have been together since April 2011. Ego is a 2 year old Belgian Malinois imported from Europe. Brian and Ego are trained in handler protection, building and area searches,tracking and narcotics detection. Ego loves kids and lives with a little dog at home.
Brian originally started with the Placer County Sheriff’s Dept. in 1995 as a Reserve Officer. He then served as a Federal Air Marshal in New York before returning to California.
Favorite Quote “ Education is the cheap defense of Nations” Edmund Burke
Deputy Schnoor & retired Arlo
Deputy Rick Schnoor is assigned to the North Tahoe Substation in Tahoe City and has worked with the Department for 26 years. He started in 1981 as a Reserve Deputy and was hired full time in 1985. He works Swing Shift with his partner Arlo. Deputy Schnoor is a member or the dive team and is Team Leader for the off road and motorcycle search and rescue team.
His current partner , Arlo, has been with him since April of 2003. Arlo is Deputy Schnoor’s 4th K9 partner and worked for a short time in Auburn before transferring to Tahoe.
Arlo,who has been on duty since 2003, retired earlier this year.