The Grand Ledge Police Department is proud to be able to provide K9 services to the residents of Grand Ledge and assist other local communities. The K9 program first got it’s start in Grand Ledge in 1998 and has been in service continuously since that time.
Our most recent K9 was D’Ash, a Belgian Malinois that began work with his partner Ofc. Justin Barber in 2011 and retired in 2018. D’Ash was named in honor of Ofc. David Ash a veteran officer of over thirty years who passed away while on duty in 2007 of natural causes. D’Ash was dual trained in narcotics detection and tracking and had numerous successes, including when he tracked a missing 3 year old child who had mistakenly walked into a field of tall weeds and became lost.
From 2005 through 2011 Ofc. Dick Clark patrolled Grand Ledge with his partner Blazer. Blazer was a German Shepherd that was dual trained as both a narcotics and tracking dog. Blazer will fondly be remembered for his enthusiastic greetings to his fellow officers when he was in his patrol car.
Comet, a German Shepherd, was the department’s first K-9 unit. Comet served with Ofc. Dick Clark from 1998 until his retirement in 2005. Comet was specially trained to sniff out drugs and do tracks. Comet was also a best friend with many of the boys and girls of our community.