K-9 Unit


K-9 Unit Team Members



K9 Supervisor Lieutenant Laird and K-9 Hawk



Leiutenant Laird has been with the House of Correction since 2005 and is one of two K9 Instructors at the House of Correction. Leiutenant Laird is the K9 Unit Supervisor and a member of the HOC Honor Guard. He started training with his K-9 partner Hawk on Oct. 21, 2013. Hawk has a high drive for narcotics and tracking. In our downtime, Hawk likes to play and interact with children.




Officer Pawlak and K-9 Usher



   Officer Pawlak began working with the K-9 program in 1998. K-9 Usher and Officer Pawlak became partners in April of 2013. At home, Usher is a fun loving dog and enjoys interacting with her family. Usher is a purebred, sable color, German Shepherd with hazel colored eyes. He is a dual purpose K-9 with a high drive for locating narcotics. He is good at tracking and is a fast learner.




Officer Smith and K-9 Unos



Officer Smith has been a K9 handler since 2005 and with the House of Correction since 1997. He is one of two certified K9 Instructors at the House of Correction. K9 Unos is a dual purpose K9 proficient in narcotics detection and patrol work. During our off time he loves playing in the snow and just being a dog.




Officer Kuhl and K-9 Bear



Officer Kuhl has been with the House of Correction since 2013. She has been training with her K9 partner, Bear, since October of 2014. Bear is the first House of Correction K9 to be certified through the North American Police Work Dog Association.  K9 Bear loves searching for narcotics and excels in Handler Protection. When Bear is not working he loves playing with his toys and with Officer Kuhl's other dog, Cholula. 



Officer McCardell and K-9 Arkon



Officer McCardell started at the House of Correction in 2011.  He has been partnered with K-9 Arkon since January of 2015.  K-9 Arkon is a dual purpose German Shepherd trained in narcotics detection, apprehension and tracking.  He has a relentless sense of loyalty that goes unmatched.  He was born in 2010.



Officer Schattschneider and K-9 Phoenix



Officer Schattschneider started at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in 1998 and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.  Officer Schattschneider’s passion for working with K9’s is shown by K9 Phoenix’s incredible obedience and drive. She trained her partner in Firearms Detection and he is the first K9 at the House of Correction trained as such.



Officer Ulrich and K-9 Shadow



Officer Ulrich began his career in corrections in January 2007 with the WI Dept. of Corrections and joined the Milwaukee County House of Correction in 2014. Officer Ulrich became a handler on the HOC K9 Unit in June 2015. K9 Shadow excels at patrol work. When he is at home Shadow loves playing with children and his cat friend Josie.


Officer Froggatt and K-9 Bruno



Officer Froggatt started at the Milwaukee County House of Correction in 1999. K9 Bruno and Officer Froggatt became partners in March of 2014. K9 Bruno has a strong drive for narcotics and patrol work. When he is at home he loves playing with his rope toy and his human brother and sister. K9 Bruno also loves playing in the water whenever he can.





Officer Lile and K-9 Vader



Officer Lile began working at the House of Correction in 2012. K-9 Vader and Officer Lile became partners in May of 2015. Vader is a purebred German Shepherd and is all black, except for between his toes. He loves patrol work, especially crowd control. Vader is currently learning how to detect cell phones.  At home, Vader loves to fetch sticks and chase his little brother, Luke, a yellow lab around the yard.


Officer Rivera and K-9 Huck








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