The Urbandale Police Department has operated with an active K-9 unit since 1996.
Officer Brandie Weih acts as the departments current handler along with her K-9 partner Luke. Luke is a 4½ year old Belgian Malinois and Officer Weih is an eleven year veteran with the department. K-9 Luke is multi-purpose K-9 trained in narcotic detection, handler protection, tracking, and article recovery.
Previous Handlers & K-9s:
Sergeant Shane Taylor: K9 Sabre
Sergeant Matt Gausman: K9 Sabre
Detective Don Vestal: K9 Aldo, K9 Toska & K9 Cesar