Handler: Officer Dakota Jelinski
Sworn: August 2016
Specialization: Narcotics Detection, Tracking & Apprehension, Protection
During the spring of 2016, the La Crosse Police Department sought a new K-9 team - a handler and canine - to replace the retiring K-9 Ralph. With several well-qualified candidates identified, Officer Dakota Jelinski was selected for the position. The Department eventually decided on Luc, an AKC German Shepherd from Germany.
Officer Jelinski and K-9 Luc serve on night shift and are annually certified by the United States Police Canine Association (USPCA).