K-9 Unit

Officer Miller is a 7 year veteran of the West Lafayette Police Department and is certified in numerous job specialties. 

Miller & Remco K9

Officer Miller is currently an SRT Operator, STOPS Instructor, District Four Response Team member, and a Field Training Officer.  Officer Miller was previously assigned as a Detective to the Tippecanoe County Drug Task Force.

Remco is a 2 year old male Dutch Shepherd.  Remco was purchased in 2014 from world-renowned Vohne Liche Kennels located in Peru, Indiana.  Before coming to Vohne Liche Kennels, Remco was training in Holland in the areas of obedience, tracking, and handler/civilian protection.  Vohne Liche Kennels purchased Remco and trained him in narcotics detection.  Officer Miller and Remco completed the vigorous 6 week basic handler course at Vohne Liche Kennels, along side police officers from all over the United States, members of the Military, National Security Agency and private citizens.

Remco is certified in handler/civilian protection, tracking of suspects or missing persons and narcotics detection.

Officer Thompson is a 6 year law enforcement veteran with nearly 4 years of service with the West Lafayette Police Department.

Thompson K9

Officer Thompson is currently certified as a Field Training Officer, a Crime Scene/Evidence Technician, a member of the West Lafayette Narcotics Unit, and a member of the Tippecanoe County Metro F.A.C.T.   Officer Thompson is also a decorated combat veteran of the United States Marine Corp having served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

K9 Barry is a 4 year old male Dutch Shepherd.  Barry was born in Holland where he was trained and competed in the areas of obedience, handler/civilian protection, agility, and tracking.  In 2015, Barry was purchased by the world renowned Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, Indiana.  Vohne Liche Kennels trained Barry in the area of narcotic detection and he was then purchased by WLPD and assigned to Officer Thompson.

Officer Thompson and Barry completed the vigorous 6 week basic-handler course at Vohne Liche Kennels alongside police officers from all over the world, members of the U.S. Military, National Security Agency, Secret Service, and private citizens.  Barry is certified in narcotic detection, tracking, and handler/civilian protection.

Both officers and their partners are members of the Tippecanoe Metro K-9 Team.

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Jason Dombkowski, Chief of Police
Jason Dombkowski
711 W Navajo St
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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