Dillon is a Belgian Malinois dog who was born on Sept. 6, 2008. His name is of Celtic origin that when translated means “Faithful Partner.” Dillon and Officer Mike Ernst were partnered together in December 2008 and were placed into service in March 2009 after they completed a 150 hour basic K9 academy.
Although his tenure as a police dog is relatively short, Dillon has great potential and aptitude for patrol work. He has an exceptional sense of smell coupled with his strong drive to work make him an excellent partner. When not working, Dillon spends his days at home with Officer Ernst waiting impatiently to return to work. Sometimes he takes out his day-off frustrations on the garden hose which he loves to drag around the backyard. His favorite toy is his red Kong toy which he never goes anywhere without, except when he goes to work of course!