K-9 Crime Fighters: Inside the World of Police Dogs and Their Handlers
Police K-9 teams perform a wide range of duties, from searching for missing people to inspecting crime scenes to find bombs or illicit drugs. These highly trained dogs can detect a variety of specific odors. Lieutenant Jeff Clark and other handlers from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department will explain how each dog is selected and trained. A live demonstration will illustrate how K-9 teams detect explosives and narcotics.
Lieutenant Jeff Clark
Lieutenant Jeff Clark is a 3rd generation Las Vegas native who has been with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for over 15 years. Clark currently serves as the Lieutenant of LVMPD’s K-9 Section, the country’s oldest and longest running K-9 unit. Prior to that, he was the sergeant in the Office of Public Information, where he served a pivotal role in pushing out information during high-profile incidents.
In his time with Metro, Clark has worked as a Field Training Officer, an Organized Crime Detective and a Field Training Sergeant.
Clark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s of Science in advertising with a media emphasis.
Officer Nick Bachman
Officer Bachman has been with LVMPD since 1999 and with LVMPD K-9 since 2018. Officer Bachman’s patrol K-9 partner is Kimura, a four year old Dutch Shepard. Kimura is also certified as a human remains detector dog. Officer Bachman also has an explosive detector dog, Rambo, who is a four year old Belgian Malinois.
Officer Mike Marano
Officer Marano has been with LVMPD since 2009 and with LVMPD K-9 since 2018. Officer Marano’s patrol K-9 partner is Yogi, a five year old Belgian Malinois. Officer Marano also has a narcotics detector dog, Spanky, who is a four year old Springer Spaniel.