K-9 Team

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Sergeant  Dave Allen and Officer Murphy, Center Line's own K-9 Team at the Center Line Public Library for a kid's Paw Patrol program.

German Shepherd "Murphy"

K-9 Officer Murphy

Breed:   German Shepherd
DOB:     July 5, 2015
Sex:       Male
Handler: Sergeant Dave Allen
Favorite Toy: Red Ball/Fire Hose

Murphy was born in the Czech Republic and joined the Center Line Public Safety Department in June 2016. Murphy is a certified patrol canine and is certified in obedience, tracking, article search, area search, building search, narcotic detection and handler protection.

His certifications are through K9 ATF and NAPCH

For K-9 Demonstrations contact Kim Costa- kcosta@centerline.gov

Sergeant David Allen and K-9 dog Murphy

Sergeant Dave Allen

Sergeant Allen was hired by Center Line Public Safety in March of 2000. Prior to being hired full time he was a Police Reserve Officer for 5 years. He was promoted to the rank of Sgt. in Nov. of 2017.

During his career,Sergeant Allen has worked road patrol, traffic enforcement, been a member of the Center Line SWAT team and a member of the Warren/Center Line Special Response Team.

He started training with K9 Murphy in June of 2016 and they completed their  training and started working the streets in September 2016. K9 Murphy has assisted and found Methamphetamine for the Warren Police Department, and made several finds of marijuana, as well as heroin and cocaine. K9 Murphy has also tracked a man wanted on Detroit's Most wanted.