K-9 Unit

The mission of the K9 Unit is to locate people and/or things at or near crime scenes and provide protection to the community and officers. Generally, a K9 team will be applied as a sophisticated tool to enhance the capabilities of Patrol at a crime scene.

The unit strives to be diverse in its applications to maximize the abilities of the canines in the investigation of crimes with the safety of the community its’ top priority.

The K9 Unit provides support for the Holliston Police Department's Patrol division and detective division for patrol investigations, suspect apprehension, tactical operations, evidence searches, as well as assisting in searching for missing persons.

Meet k9 Max

K9 Max began training at the Boston Police K9 Academy on September 24, 2018. K9 Max is a 1-year old male German Shepard and comes to us from the Czech Republic. Our four-legged friend is accompanied by Officer Todd Hagan, who was selected to become Holliston’s newest K9 handler. K9 Max and K9 Officer Hagan are expected to complete training in December 2018.

friends of holliston police k9

This excellent program can't run without the support of the community. If you're interested in supporting the Holliston K9 Unit, consider becoming a member of the "Friends of the Holliston Police K-9".

Pictured above left to right: Chief Matthew Stone, Lisa Zais of "Friends of Holliston K9", K9 Officer Todd Hagan & K9 Max , Henry Tate and his mother Michelle Tate, supporters of the Holliston Police Department K9 Unit

Meet retired k9 Cesh

K9 Cesh began his retirement in April 2017. Retired K9 Cesh is a Dutch Shepherd/Belgian Malinois. He was born on December 18, 2011 at the Plymouth County Sheriff's Department. K9 Cesh was one of twelve in his litter and was a part of Sheriff McDonald's new K9 breeding program. We hope you enjoy your retirement, K9 Cesh! Good boy!

Photographed Above:

Chief Stone & K-9 Cesh (Photo courtesy of Kozowyk & MA Vest-A-Dog)

A special thanks to Massachusetts Vest-A-Dog who awarded us $5,000.00 to start Holliston's K9 program. We couldn't have done it without them!