Folsom K9 Unit at Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week is a National Campaign to showcase Law Enforcement and drug & violence prevention in schools. Red Ribbon Week made its way to Folsom schools and the canines were there.

The Folsom Police K9 Unit visited several neighborhood schools within the past two weeks, providing demonstrations & education for hundreds of school children. The children had a great time meeting our K9 partners and checking out their skills.  Also, in attendance was our Mounted Unit.

Thank you to all of the schools for their dedicated work in keeping our children safe and drug free!


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Folsom K9 Unit on Fox40 Live

The Folsom Police K9 Unit was featured on the Fox40 Live morning show.  We were contacted by Paul Robins who found our website and wanted to talk more about our On Site Training Program (check out the link below).

Our K9 Unit is always on the look out for new places to train our K9 partners.  If you have an area or building that you think would be a good spot, please click on the link to our training page and send us an email.  We could really use your help!!!

Watch the video here!


K9 Ringo Passes Away

On July 30, 2010 K9 Ringo passed away from natural causes.  K9 Ringo faithfully served the Folsom Police Department for approximately three years with his partner Sgt. Bobby Brown.  He happily lived out his retirement with Lt. Perry Albers family as a pet, following his dedicated service to the community and the department.  He will greatly be missed by those who had the opportunity to work, live and play with him.  Please keep those individuals in your thoughts. 

Cappuccino Cruisers Family Fun Day At Folsom Zoo

The Cappuccino Cruisers Classic Car Club in sponsoring a “Free Family Day At The Folsom Zoo” on Saturday May 29th from 10AM to 2PM.  There will be a display of cool hot rods, vendors, informative service booths, like the Folsom Mounted Patrol, the Folsom K9 Unit, Robinson’s Taekwondo, The Stanford Home, The Blood Source, Pony Tails the Clown, a face painter and lots more.

A great way to spend your afternoon!!

2010 Free Family Day at the Zoo


K9 Ramon Locates Burglary Suspect

Neighbors saw a suspicious male standing in the front yard of the victim’s house.   A landscaper then witnessed the male break the front window of the house.  Officers responded and set up a perimeter around the two story house. K9 Ramon was sent into the two story house to search for the suspect.  K9 Ramon checked the first floor and was checking the second floor when he alerted on a locked bedroom door.  No response was heard from inside of the bedroom after giving a warning.  The bedroom door was forced open and K9 Ramon located the male suspect hiding in the bathtub/shower in an adjacent bathroom.  The male suspect was taken into custody.

Wolf Hunt For A Cure Radiothon

On 03-19-10 the Folsom Police K9 Unit joined with the Wolf 101.9 Pure Country radio station at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital for their “Wolf Hunt For A Cure Radiothon.” The Wolf and the Children’s Miracle Network have teamed up to generate funds and awareness programs for the benefit of member hospitals and foundations. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital treats children with severe, life threatening illnesses, including children with cancer, children who have suffered severe traumatic injuries, and children who require surgery to correct congenital anomalies. Currently the hospital has inadequate facilities to serve all of the children needing pediatric care.

The Folsom K9 Unit has already built a strong relationship with the UC Davis Children’s Hospital, where once a month at least one member from the Folsom Police K9 Unit visits the hospital with there K9 partner. The K9 Officers also give the children a stuffed German Shepherd toy during their visits (the stuffed toys are purchased with funds from the Folsom Police Canine Officer’s Association).

Pictured are K9 Officer Nathan Ventioner & K9 Ramon, the Wolf DJ Kelly Symone and K9 Officer Joe Leach & K9 Smokey.

7th Annual Bark ‘n’ Splash Bash

Saturday, October 10

1-4 p.m. (rain or shine)

At the Folsom Aquatic Center, 1200 Riley Street

Unleash the fun! Bring your canine companions for a day of fun at the 7th annual Bark ‘n’ Splash Bash dog swim event.  Dogs will be allowed to swim and frolic in the Activity Pool, which features a pooch-pleasing play structure and sloped beach-style entry into the water.  (As standard post-season procedure, the pool will be drained, sanitized and inspected after the event.)  For the water-shy, there’s abundant lawn for romping, lounging and doggie socializing.  A variety of dog-related groups and vendors will be on hand to provide information and samples.

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K9 Ramon and K9 Paska get narcotics certified…

With the excellent training provided by Gregg Tawney with Norcaldogs (, canines Ramon and Paska completed a 120 hour course and passed narcotic detector certification. The canines use their keen sense of smell to discriminate between odors. It is estimated that a dogs sense of smell in between one thousand and one million times greater than humans. This is what makes our canine partners such great tools when searching for narcotics. Continue reading K9 Ramon and K9 Paska get narcotics certified…

Thank You Cappuccino Cruisers…

We would like to thank the Cappuccino Cruisers for their generous donation to the Folsom Police Canine Officer’s Association. The cruisers raised over $4,000 at their “Graffitti Night” on Historic Sutter Street this past August. Since 1995 the Cruisers have donated over $69,000 to various local charities and organizations. Continue reading Thank You Cappuccino Cruisers…

Thank You Folsom Rotary Club…

We would like to thank the Folsom Rotary Club for their generosity and support by donating $1,100 in helping the Folsom Police K9 Unit get two of their K9 partner’s narcotic detector certified. K9 Officer’s Nathan Ventioner and Todd Laraway attended the Rotary Club’s meeting at the Lew Howard Park where Folsom Rotary Club President Ray Klug presented the check. I am happy to report that K9 Ramon and K9 Paska completed their training and as on September 11th both passed certification.